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Society of Plastic Engineers
Plastics Environmental Division
Mission Statement of SPE, Plastics Environmental Division:
"To Provide and Promote Environmental Stewardship of Plastics Materials."
Scope of SPE Environmental Division
This Division is concerned with all aspects of the recycling, sustainability, bio-degradable , non petroleum based polymers, reclamation, resource recovery, and disposal of plastic materials. Its mission is to foster the advancement of technology in the development of recycled plastics as a valuable raw-material resource and disseminate information in fostering the development of polymers derived from renewable sources. To this end, the Division will promote public and member education on plastics recycling and sustainability through the coordination and dissemination of technical information via local, regional, national and international sessions and conferences, publications, and interaction with other interested national, international, academic and industrial organizations.
Our scope of topics will include but will not be limited to:
- Design for the environment
- Processing technologies
- Non petroleum based polymers
- Bio degradable polymers
- Polymers developed from renewable sources
- Energy efficiencies
- Recovery technologies (mechanical/chemical, etc.)
- Incorporation of reclaimed plastics into all manufacturing streams
- Air, water, soil and other natural resource concerns as affected by the manufacture and use of resins and plastics materials.
Membership in the Plastics Environmental Division
Benifits of Membership:
- Discounts on Conference Registrations
- Division Newsletters
- Access to Publications
- Much Much More!
- New Member - $115
- Renewing Member - $105
- Student - $26
The SPE membership sign up: http://www.4spe.org/membership
For information on membership, contact:
Society of Plastics Engineers
If you are interested in being a sponsor for the upcoming conferences, contact sponsorship chairs:
Buckeye Polymers Inc.
Contact Mike Montpetit