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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.