Department of Energy

DOE To Hold Press Briefing Call On Plastics Innovation Challenge

November 21, 2019

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, at 2:15PM Eastern, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes, and Deputy Assistant Secretary Alex Fitzsimmons will hold a press briefing call to announce the launch of the Plastics Innovation Challenge followed by a Q&A.

The Administration will be announcing a new Innovation Challenge for new technologies to transform discarded plastic from a waste to a resource, in an effort to tackle the growing global challenge of plastic waste and position the U.S. as a world leader in advanced plastic recycling technologies.

Interested members of the media must RSVP by 1:00 PM Eastern to Kelly Love at Kelly.Love@hq.doe.gov and Claire Nance at Claire.Nance@hq.doe.gov.

Dial-In information is as follows:

Participant number: 844-721-7241

Access Code: 6348065