California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Event Detail

Bioplastics: Understanding Packaging Innovations and Materials Management in California

Where
Cal/EPA Building, Coastal Hearing Room
1001 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95812
When
12/11/2013 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Open to the Public
Description
New materials and packaging continue to be introduced into the California marketplace, with significant implications for the State’s resource recovery infrastructure. CalRecycle staff will present findings from several research contracts focused on bioplastics and discuss management of plastic packaging at end of life to help meet California’s statewide goal of 75% source reduction, recycling, and composting by 2020. Specific topics will include research and development of a bioplastic made from waste methane, associated market research and cost studies, and efforts to separate bioplastics from traditional plastic streams. Results of water bottle leaching, bioplastics blow molding and marine degradation studies will also be reviewed.
More Information
Sponsor: CalRecycle
Contact: Wendy Harmon
Phone: (916) 341-6607
Cost: N/A
Event Type: Workshop
Links
Workshop Public Notice
Last updated: updated continuously
Calendar of Events http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Calendar/
Public Affairs: opa@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6300