Plastics in Peril: Building a Realistic Roadmap to Plastic Sustainability

Plastics in Peril: Building a Realistic Roadmap to Plastic Sustainability

Anthony Schiavo, Research Director at Lux Research

Presenter: Anthony Schiavo, Research Director at Lux Research

Anthony Schiavo is a Research Director at Lux, and leads the Accelerating Materials Innovation program. Under his leadership, the Accelerating Materials Innovation program covers innovation and technology development that intersect with the future of the chemicals and materials industry, sustainability, digital transformation, and consumer transformation.  His expertise includes future materials like graphene, digital technologies like materials informatics, and challenges like the future of plastic waste. Anthony often is called upon to provide strategic advice and guidance for executives in the automotive, chemicals, and consumer goods industries.

Anthony received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech. During his tenure at Virginia Tech, Anthony focused his research activities on biomaterial composites and nanoparticle technology, and ethics.

Presenter: Anthony Schiavo, Research Director at Lux Research

The last few years have been marked by growing consumer concerns about plastic waste, new anti-plastic regulations, and major disruptions to waste markets and recycling. For the first time ever, these sustainability issues are a credible threat to the sustained growth of the plastics industry. Consumer brands and plastic producers must find a way to not only address these concerns but maintain product performance and convince the public at large that they are making meaningful change.

This webinar explores the technology options and future evolution of sustainable commodity plastics.

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