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Students showcasing research posters at the 2015 GCEP Symposium

Tackling Global Challenges - Plastic

May 6, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
online via Zoom and Facebook live
Event Sponsor: 
TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
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A quarterly lecture series where you will hear from industry experts about pressing sustainability challenges so you can apply your expertise and ingenuity to develop solutions that will make an impact. The 2020-21 Tackling Global Challenges speaker series will bring in experts who will speak to the sustainability challenges and opportunities that exist around plastic manufacturing, recycling, and pollution.

Episode 3: Can Plastic Waste be Turned into Useful Products on a Meaningful Scale?


Bob Powell, Founder & CEO, Brightmark

Sean Weaver, Founder & President, Neo

The speakers will describe how their companies are using plastic waste to generate fuels, chemicals, and pavement. There will be opportunities for Q&A from attendees.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm via Zoom