Wednesday, June 13, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
This presentation will describe a pilot project to establish a separate waste stream collection and chemical recycling of post-consumer food serviceware from multiple outlets on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus.
Dr. Paul Fowler, Executive Director, Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology
Institute for Sustainable Technology was launched in September
2010 as a cross-campus initiative to work with its professors and staff to
develop new, clean products and processes and bring them to market. Major
programs of work revolve around the research and development of next generation
biofuels and materials to assist the State economically. The institute works with a cross section of regional
companies ranging from paper makers, to food processors, to plastics
manufacturers, to home and personal care businesses.
Paul is from England and has fifteen years of experience
in contract research and development of new products and opportunities from
bio-based materials. He has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and extensive
knowledge of bio-based, renewable materials and applications. During his career
he has worked in Switzerland, New Zealand, Wales and now Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Paul is networking with public- and private-sector organizations and companies
throughout the United States to develop new sustainable technologies with commercial
applications to benefit the economy and the environment.
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