Why Plastics Sustainability Is More Than Eliminating Straws

November 14, 2018 at 6:30–7:30PM

 

Location


Metro Plastics Technologies
17145 Metro Park Court
Noblesville, IN
(Directions)

Cost

Free to all members and non-members (drinks & snacks provided)

 

Summary

Please join us for an informative program as Ken examines the “life cycle” of plastics beginning with feedstocks to end of use and what steps are being taken to enable plastics to become a highly valued member of a circular economy. Discussion will include topics such as the current issues with plastic waste in the environment, impact of legislation and taxation, extended producer responsibility, product design to enable a circular economy, technologies intended to close the loop through reduction, recycling and renewables and feedstock recovery processes.

 

About the Speaker

Ken Miller is a consultant with 34 years of research and sustainability leadership experience in the chemical and plastic industries.

From 2009–2014, Ken was the Senior Director for Sustainability at SABIC™ (Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation). SABIC is globally one of the largest diversified suppliers of chemicals, polymers, engineering thermoplastics, fertilizers and metals. Ken joined SABIC’s corporate team in 2009 to launch its global sustainability initiative where the focus has been on developing sustainable strategy, metrics and solutions throughout the value chain of its product businesses.

Prior to SABIC, Ken was a global product and process engineering general manager for several major product lines at General Electric Plastics. Ken is the author of more than 40 patents, is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has led an award winning sustainability product design team. Prior to his career at GE Plastics in 1980, Ken investigated bio-inorganic catalysis at the Charles F Kettering Research Laboratory.

Ken has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio and a doctorate in chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Ken resides in Indianapolis, Indiana

 

RSVP

Dan Stratton (ddkstratton@indy.rr.com or +1 317.442.1451) by Monday November 12th.