Mar 11 & 25: Bioplastic -- Hype or Hope?

Please join us for a conversation on the emerging field of Bioplastic and the potential to grow a new industry in our region!

Learn how new scientific advancements in this industry may hold promise to phase out fossil fuel and petrochemical-based materials and provide new economic development possibilities.

Register once for two events!

Event #1: The Future of Bioplastic – March 11, 2021

Join our host Dr. Patricia DeMarco for an overview of the circular economy, an intro to the pros and cons of bioplastic, the promise of hemp as a versatile material and the R & D efforts that are so important to create products that are biodegradable, compostable and recyclable.

Guest speakers include:

Dr. Patricia DeMarco, Chatham University

Dr. Clifford Lau, Duquesne University

Anne Rouse, U.S. Fulbright Scholar, producer and educator

Taylor Weiss, University of Arizona 

Event #2: Building a Bioplastic Industry – March 25, 2021

Join our host Joanne Martin for a conversation on ReImagine Beaver County and the efforts to create an eco-industrial park to provide clean jobs and economic development initiatives that advance sustainable solutions.

Guest Speakers Include:

Joanne Martin, ReImagine Beaver County

Eric Hurlock, Industrial Hemp Podcast

Kristen Olmi, K.O. Consulting

and more...

An Event Series Presented By:

-- ReImagine Beaver County

-- Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community

-- League of Women Voters of PA

-- Climate Reality Project

-- Breathe Project

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