Prairie Research Institute
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ISTC - Sustainable Seminar Series - Agricultural Plastics: Progress and Barriers in Closing the Loop
Plastic provides agriculture with many options to cost-effectively store commodities, ensile forage, contain fertilizers/pesticides, protect crops, etc. But, at the end of its life cycle, agricultural plastic is more likely to become a waste than a resource even though its common resins (i.e. HDPE, LDPE, PP, and PS) are recognized as being some of the most valuable for recycling and plastics-to-fuel technologies. What is happening? Why hasn’t more progress been made? Are there any technologies or break-throughs on the horizon? To be sure, there is hope, but continuing patience will be needed. This seminar will examine the current state-of-the art and offer directions for the future.
If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/577612959. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.