Is Paper and Pulp Recycling the Solution to Our Single Use Package Problem?
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2-3pm ET
The world is struggling with waste management and pollution, and becoming more aware of the cost of single-use, disposable products. But, what are the alternatives to low cost plastic materials? Paper produced from wood pulp is one of the most important materials in society. It not only promotes using land as forests but also provides critical services like containers, tissue and towels, printed materials, and many other applications.
Join Richard Venditti, Professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at North Carolina State University, for a special free interactive broadcast for Chemists Celebrate Earth Week as he demonstrates the potential of paper and pulp recycling as the renewable, biodegradable, and environmentally compatible solution that society desires.
What You Will Learn
- General overview of the production of pulp and paper highlighting environmentally effective green chemistry presently used
- Why paper is the most recyclable material on earth and the science of paper recycling
- Examples of innovative applications of green chemistry and processes in pulp and paper
- Introduction to “Design Principles for Sustainable Green Chemistry and Engineering” - PDF handout from ACS GCI
- Paper Recycling and Environmental Life Cycle Analysis Documents - Website with resources from Richard Venditti
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