Maureen Gorsen provided opening remarks and presented "California’s Initiatives Leading the Way in Green Chemistry and Biopolymer Use" on October 12, 8:00am - 10:00am, during this conference hosted by IntertechPira. Maureen discussed how policy and regulation in one of the United States’ foremost green states is shaping biopolymer use and promoting innovative science, life cycle modelling and green chemistry to generate second and third generation biopolymers for the plastics industry. The following topics were presented during her session.
- Overview of legislative policy context
- Recent legislative and regulatory efforts
- Green chemistry
- Extended producer responsibility
- Other take back laws
- Other ban bills on ingredients in products leading to the need for more biopolymers
With biopolymers strengthening their foothold in the mainstream plastics industry, Biopolymers Symposium 2010 brought together leading manufacturers, brand owners, end users, innovators and policy makers to address key elements in the market development.
October 11-13, 2010
The Westin Tabor Center / Denver, CO