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Can Renewable Resources Replace Plastics in a Sustainable Society?
January 26 @ 6:00 pm
FGCU College of Arts and Sciences Lecture Series Presents Dr. Robin Rogers, President and Founder of 525 Solutions, Inc.
Humanity has always relied on Nature for survival, but today oil is treated as a feedstock and used to produce chemicals to suit any purpose, from fuels and medicines to plastics. By reducing our reliance on Nature, we have forgotten our respect of Nature in the process. The world is now covered by non-biodegradable synthetic plastics which mar landscapes and threaten oceans. The ability to replace synthetic plastics with renewable biopolymers from plants and animals exists, but the consistencies of supply and economies of scale to make them competitive are not. With this mission in mind, we will explore the entire range of the “biorefinery concept,” from dissolution, conversion of plant and animal resources into value added chemicals, extraction of essential oils or vital chemicals, to isolation of pure biopolymers and production of new biomaterials from them.
There are way too many events in Estero to highlight them all. We try to feature events which are community/family oriented, free or affordable, one-time over recurring events, and educational and cultural events.
Below are some online calendars we use to compile our monthly collection of events:
- Bower School of Music & the Arts, FGCU
- Coconut Point Mall
- College of Life Foundation
- Estero Community Park
- Estero High School
- Estero Historical Society
- EventBrite ~ Estero
- FGCU 360 Event Calendar
- Happehatchee Center
- Koreshan State Park
- Lee Health Wellness Center
- Lover’s Key State Park
- Miromar Outlet Mall
- Seidler Benefaction Lecture Series: FGCU College of Arts and Sciences
- South County Regional Library