Working Session: Materials & Waste—More with Less: Better Production, Reducing Consumption, and Using Waste to get to Drawdown (Option 3 of 4)

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Evan Pugh Professor in Engineering, Penn State
Project Drawdown Senior Fellow
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Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown
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Recycling Program Manager, Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center
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Assistant Professor, Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Missouri
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Chair Professor in Operations Management, University of Sheffield
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Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State
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Director, Materials Research Institute, Penn State
Innovation Talk Presenters
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Managing Partner, ECONCREED
Online Moderator
Note Taker

Drawdown solutions include several pathways to a more circular economy, where materials already extracted, produced, and used are recovered and efficiently reprocessed into reincarnate forms or, in some cases, more thoughtfully disposed of or transformed so as not to release potent gases with significant global warming potential into the atmosphere.  In some cases, simply more judicious use of materials results in significant energy savings, which mitigate emissions. In others, substituting energy-intensive feedstocks with bio-based or recovered feedstocks mitigates greenhouse gas emissions. A more circular economy will play a key role in achieving drawdown.

Related Conference Themes
Materials & Waste