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UHE Symposium - Plastics, Chemicals, Circularity: What’s Next?

Thursday, September 21, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Materials circularity and the fate of materials at end of life have become important considerations as sustainability issues have become central to their use. Technological, social and economic issues are central to transitioning from linear production and consumption models to a circular economy. Focusing on the multifaceted nature and enormity of the challenge, our discussion will be centered around what would circularity means for the future of production and consumption, meeting consumer demand, and creating and preserving utility across the value chain, while addressing emissions reduction and waste management through new technologies, standards, regulatory mechanisms like extended producer responsibility, and stakeholder engagement.


Tracy Hester - Associate Instructional Professor and Co-Director of the Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Center, University of Houston Law Center (Moderator)
Jill Martin
- Global Sustainability Fellow, Dow
Aura Cuellar - Executive Vice President of Growth and Strategic Projects, LanzaTech
Scott Pasternak - Associate and Senior Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell

University of Houston – Student Center South Ballroom