Lecture

Zero Waste Solutions Series

When: Thu., Feb. 25, 6-7:30 p.m. 2016

“Clearing Up the Confusion About Plastics,” is the third event in Zero Waste Humboldt’s 2015-16 Zero Waste Solutions Series. “This is everything you’ve always wanted to know about plastics but were afraid to ask,” said Erika Guevara Blackwell. “Compostable – true or false? Biodegradable – true or false? Recyclable – true or false? I’ve never heard anyone explain the chemistry of food and beverage plastic packaging as well as Dr. Layshock.” The proliferation of plastics in the environment is out of control. Plastics are an increasing part of the waste we generate. Plastics industry environmental claims are misleading and confusing. Dr. Layshock will explain the limitations of these claims and identify factors that lead to plastics ending up in the landfill instead of recycled or composted. Dr. Layshock teaches chemistry at Humboldt State University, serves on the ZWH board of Directors and advises their public education program. She was a Principal Research Scientist at Battelle Institute where much of her work involved chemical contaminant monitoring and assessment of human exposure routes. She was the lead investigator on a recent food packaging analysis for the North Coast Co-op. With the support of the local business community, Zero Waste Humboldt has organized an ongoing series of videos and expert presentations on Zero Waste solutions and methods. This Series is sponsored by Lost Coast Brewery and Coast Central Credit Union. The February 25 event supporters are Humboldt Traders and Stillman Associates. Please donate $10 at the door to support Zero Waste Humboldt’s services. To RSVP, email contact@zerowastehumboldt.org .

Price: $10 donation

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