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Video recording of Roger Springman's seminar on April 25, 2014MPEG-4 video

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Title:Agricultural Plastics: Progress and Barriers in Closing the Loop
Author(s):Springman, Roger
Subject(s):sustainable agriculture
plastics
plastic fuels
Abstract:Roger Springman - Agricultural Plastics Consultant (Madison, WI). Plastic provides agriculture with many options to cost-effectively store commodities, ensile forage, contain fertilizers/pesticides, protect crops, etc. But, at the end of its life cycle, agricultural plastic is more likely to become a waste than a resource even though its common resins (i.e. HDPE, LDPE, PP, and PS) are recognized as being some of the most valuable for recycling and plastics-to-fuel technologies. What is happening? Why hasn’t more progress been made? Are there any technologies or break-throughs on the horizon? To be sure, there is hope, but continuing patience will be needed. This presentation examined the current state-of-the art and offer directions for the future.
Issue Date:2014-04-25
Series/Report:Sustainable Seminar Series
Genre:Presentation / Lecture / Speech
Type:Text
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Language:English
URI:https://youtu.be/YuhXBfm7BtY
http://hdl.handle.net/2142/106838
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-04-15


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