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Waste Plastics are Taking Over the World—the Solution is Circular

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Monday, November 9, 2020, 6 pm

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Husky Bites presents Special Guest David Shonnard

Professor, Chemical Engineering
Richard and Bonnie Robbins Chair in Sustainable Materials
Director, Sustainable Futures Institute

Co-host Felix Adom, PhD.

Carbon Strategy Analyst NCF at Shell and Michigan Tech chemical engineering alumnus.


Learn the roles that plastics play in our society and economy, and the ways plastics harm the enviroment, especially the oceans and its biodiversity. We'll talk about the limitations of current recycling technology, and new advanced recycling technology approaches. We also take a walk down a remote Lake Superior beach to hunt for waste plastics, show what we found, where we found it, and the implications.

Join us early at 5:45 p.m. for conversation and a weather update.

About Husky Bites
Husky Bites are free 20-minute Interactive Zoom Webinars from the College of Engineering at Michigan Tech. Time after for Q&A.

Series Host
Janet Callahan, Dean of the College of Engineering
Michigan Technological University

Brain Food
Join us for a bite! Grab some dinner with Dean Janet Callahan and a special guest, and learn something new! This family-friendly event is BYOC (bring your own curiosity). 

When: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. starting September 14 and held weekly through December.

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