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Leticia Socal discusses plastic pollution solutions

October 26 , 1:30 pm 2:30 pm EDT

Join PPC Scientific Advisor Leticia Socal for a webinar about plastic pollution solutions, hosted by the Women In Sustainability network.

We often talk about actions around the 3 Rs Reduce, Reuse, Recycle but the real impact of those actions on actual plastic production is still under debate. Reducing virgin plastic manufacturing is absolutely necessary to reach CO2e emissions levels agreed under the Paris agreement. And, of course, with less plastic being produced, the volume of plastics in our daily lives will naturally be reduced, as well as the littering we see every day in our lands, rivers, and oceans. But, how much we can achieve with each one of the “R”? Let’s talk about different models being adopted globally, the rationale behind those and how we can achieve that goal together.

About the Presenter:

Leticia Socal is chemist with a PhD in Materials Science. She’s a seasoned plastic industry professional, with 15 years of experience in R&D, Intellectual Property, market, strategy, and 3D printing materials. She is passionate about sustainability and makes every effort to educate consumers and organizations about plastic waste and recycling.

She is a recognized thought leader in her area, working in environmental impact (LCA) assessments of new recycling technologies and serving as board member and mentor for several startups and accelerators globally. Leticia also runs a sustainability blog www.natu.org, focused on sustainability education and organizes environmental education activities at her local school. Most recently, she joined ClimeCo as Sr. Manager, Plastics & Recycling, where she works closely with plastic waste collection and recycling projects in Asia and Africa. She is committed to leverage her skills to drive real change in consumption patterns, helping to create a zero or lower-waste economy.

Cost: Free to Members and Non-Members of WIS

Location: via Zoom

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