OMSI Science Pub McMinnville: Paper, Plastic, or Cotton Tote Bag? Life Cycle Assessments of Everyday Items
with David Tyler, PhD, professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon
- Hotel Oregon - Mattie's Room |
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
- 6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. event |
- $5 suggested cover charge |
- Minor with parent or guardian
About OMSI Science Pub McMinnville: Paper, Plastic, or Cotton Tote Bag? Life Cycle Assessments of Everyday Items
Every day we are confronted with choices that impact our environment: Paper, plastic, or reusable tote bag? Disposable plastic cup or reusable ceramic mug? Prius or Hummer? How do we really know what's best for the environment? Learn more about how we evaluate the environmental impacts of various materials and products and some of the fundamental principles of green chemistry and sustainability as well. Warning: your intuition about environmental impacts is not always right!
David Tyler, Ph.D., is the Charles J. and M. Monteith Jacobs Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon, currently teaching with five colleagues on the chemistry of sustainability. His areas of research and expertise are the chemistry of plastics, catalysis, photochemistry, and sustainability; he has combined these interests into the development of plastics that degrade, after a delayed interval, to harmless products when they are exposed to light.
Quench your thirst and feed your head! Learn about cutting-edge topics in science and technology from leading experts, in an interactive, informal atmosphere where there’s no such thing as a dumb question. Come early for dinner at the pub and to get a good seat.Map & Directions