Plastics Innovation Challenge Events Overview

The Plastics Innovation Challenge events and webinar series will provide a platform to share knowledge, share information, and build community among the U.S. Department of Energy leaders, partners, leading innovators, and the public.


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Plastics for a Circular Economy Workshop

On December 11–12, 2019 the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office hosted a workshop titled, "Plastics for a Circular Economy" to discuss technology solutions for addressing plastic waste. The workshop focused on potential solutions including designing new plastics and developing new strategies for recycling and degradation and will include discussions on end-of-life options for existing and next-generation plastics in the context of current and novel recycling strategies.

More events and webinar information coming soon!