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Bioplastic: Hype or Hope

Learn how new scientific advancements in this industry may hold promise to phase out fossil fuel and petrochemical-based materials and provide new economic development possibilities. Register once for two events!Event #1: The Future of Bioplastic – March 11, 2021 Join our host, Dr. Patricia DeMarco, for an overview of the circular economy, an intro to the pros and cons of bioplastic, the promise of hemp as a versatile material, and the R & D efforts that are so important to create products that are biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. Guest speakers include: Dr. Clifford Lau, Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University Eric Hurlock, Industrial Hemp PodcastEvent #2: Building a Bioplastic Industry – March 25, 2021 Join our host Joanne Martin for a conversation on ReImagine Beaver County and the efforts to create an eco-industrial park to provide clean jobs and economic development initiatives that advance sustainable solutions. Guest speakers will be announced soon!


Thursday, March 11, 2021

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM


ReImagine Beaver County