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ISTC - Sustainable Seminar Series - Agricultural Plastics: Progress and Barriers in Closing the Loop

Speaker

Roger Springman - Agricultural Plastics Consultant (Madison, WI)

Date Apr 25, 2014
Time 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  
Location

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820

Cost

Free

Sponsor

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

Contact

Kishore Rajagopalan

Phone 217-244-8905
Registration to watch online
Event type seminar
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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.

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