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From Trash to Treasure: Plastics and Sustainability

Join Digital and Lifelong Learning as we showcase the research, discoveries, and ideas of UNC faculty. With these informative yet casual talks, we hope to further nurture and expand the bond between Carolina and the local community. We hope to see you there!

In support of UNC Research Week 2023, which highlights the incredible impact our researchers and students are making in our state and beyond as the world around them changes, UNC DLL proudly presents: “From Trash to Treasure: Plastics and Sustainability” by Dr. Frank Leibfarth, on October 19th from 6 – 7:30 pm at The Friday Conference Center.


Dr. Frank Leibfarth is leading research efforts to turn plastics into useful materials.nEnough plastic pellets are produced in the world each day to fill a modern football stadium. While plastic improves our quality of life in countless ways, we are beginning to realize the significant environmental and societal cost of plastic waste. This lecture will provide a history of plastic production, how it is essential to modern society, and what innovations are needed to move towards a more circular plastics economy.

Thursday, October 19th, 6 – 7:30PM – Registration strongly encouraged.
Free, In Person, Open to the Public of All Ages, Free Parking on Premises

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