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April 2014

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

April 25, 2014
noon to 1pm in the SJW conference room at Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. Champaign, IL 61820)
Type: Event


Presented by Roger Springman - Agricultural Plastics Consultant (Madison, WI)

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 The webinar will also be archived on our website for later viewing.

Contact Information:
Contact: Kishore Rajagopalan
Phone: 217-244-8905

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).


One East Hazelwood Drive; Champaign, IL; 61820; (800) 407-0261;