In a story on the future of plastics recycling, Food Packaging Forum reports on research by John Atkinson, Scott and Coleen Stevens Chair in Engineering Sustainability in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, that explored how single-use plastic bag bans in New York have influenced retail return polyethylene (PE) film recycling.
Scott and Coleen Stevens Chair in Engineering Sustainability and Associate Professor John D. Atkinson, PhD will speak at The SUNY Distinguished Academy's Sustainability of Energy Resources Webinar on Friday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m.
“Journal of Hazardous Materials has long been an important publication for environmental engineers and scientists.” Atkinson says. “I am excited to help sculpt our broader field by contributing to a journal that has been such an important vehicle for sharing my own work.”
Energy & Environment News reports that climate change is intensifying interest in the waste-to-energy industry. The story quotes John Atkinson, assistant professor in UB’s Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, who said the ultimate goal should be to produce less trash.