Developing Circular Solutions in the Petrochemical Industry
Jay Chaffin
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Location Name
Amelia Ballroom 3 & 4

Since the development of the polymers industry, plastics have become a widely accepted packaging option worldwide for good reason - these materials are known their high strength, light weight, extraordinary flexibility, low energy usage and low toxicity. But these same materials that offer so many societal advantages are also under increasing environmental scrutiny due largely to gaps in the infrastructure required to handle post use materials.  

Industry is engaged in an unprecedented effort to create and deploy sustainable circular approaches that address end of life innovations designed to reclaim valuable hydrocarbon resources and return them to commerce – that is, developing a circular economy.  

In this seminar, we will explore the innovations that have made synthetic polymers the material of choice for so many applications, the drivers behind the growth of this industry, the challenges we face, solutions under development and the collaborative efforts needed to responsibly repurpose post use plastics to circular solutions that meet societal needs.