Plastic pollution has become one of the biggest environmental concerns at present. As a whole, the world consumes one million plastic drinking bottles every minute, while approximately five trillion single-use plastic bags are consumed every year. Currently, 300 million tons of plastic waste is produced every year.
Moreover, a large amount of plastic ends up in landfills or in oceans where it is prone to remain undecomposed for an extensive period of time, making the environment more vulnerable to degradation.
Circular economy for plastics offers the most viable solution to combat the plastic pollution around the world. However, lack of investments, awareness and a strict policy for combating plastic pollution has been inhibiting the evolution of the circular economy for plastics.
To examine the current state of plastic waste management across the globe and to evaluate the possible solutions to mitigate the global plastic waste crisis, BIS Research is conducting a webinar, ‘Circular Economy – In Pursuit of Fully Recyclable Plastics’ on Tuesday, 25th June 2019 at 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST, with guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, Lanza Tech.
Why Attend the Webinar?
- Opportunity to attend Live QnA session
- Free white paper on plastic pollution (exclusively for attendees)
Key Takeaways from the Webinar
- Gathering insights about the current scenario of plastic waste management
- Scrutinizing the problem of plastic and carbon recycling and understanding how companies are planning to tackle the same
- Understanding the growth potential of circular economy
Who Should Attend this Webinar?
- Plastic manufacturers
- Plastic recyclers
- Plastic end-users
- Plastic enthusiasts
- Other stakeholders
Why Circular Economy is the Next Big Thing?
- Mitigates plastic waste crisis
- Improves sustainability
- Lessens the overdependence on fossil fuels
- Presents new business opportunities
Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech
Jennifer is a dog lover and a committed greyhound rescuer. She holds a B.Sc. degree from Harvey Mudd College, a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Presently she is associated with LanzaTech, a revolutionary carbon recycling company.
Under Jennifer’s guidance, LanzaTech is working towards deploying carbon capture and reuse facilities globally to make fuels and chemicals from waste carbon. She was named the most influential leader in the Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest in 2017 and received a Global Bioenergy Leadership Award in 2018.
In 2015, Jennifer and her team at LanzaTech were awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Presidential Green Chemistry Award, the BIO Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology and the Outstanding Leader Award in Corporate Social Innovation from the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.
Prior to LanzaTech, Jennifer was VP and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. Under her guidance, UOP technology became instrumental in producing nearly all of the initial fuels used by commercial airlines and the military for testing and certification of alternative aviation fuel.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity and register for the webinar ‘Circular Economy – In Pursuit of Fully Recyclable Plastics’ on Tuesday, 25th June 2019 at 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST.