Author: Kat Gilmore

Biodegradable. Compostable. Recyclable. How helpful are product label claims?

Products and packaging labeled as “biodegradable” or “compostable” can confuse consumers and contaminate recycling streams. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA) Creating plastics, particularly packaging, is a complex endeavor. For example, multiple materials may be required to create packaging for a product, based on how far that...

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Bramhall, Jessica

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="2323" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Jessica Bramhall Assistant Research Scientist Locklin Group, UGA New Materials Institute Website jbram92@uga.edu Formulation science and development, performance and barrier coatings, material science, polyhydroxyalkanoates, biologically degradable materials [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Students and Industry Partnering for the Planet: When Waste Leads to Good Business (from VentureWell’s blog)

Examples of innovative collaborations took center stage at a recent VentureWell virtualOPEN conference session on supporting sustainable design and addressing environmental issues. Attendees heard from Crystal Leach, director of Industry Collaboration at the University of Georgia’s New Materials Institute (NMI); Faculty Grants recipient, Chad Kennedy, a lecturer in the...

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Bioseniatic℠ Laboratory director discusses research on biologically-degradable materials

Evan M. White, an assistant research scientist at the UGA New Materials Institute and director of the Institute’s Bioseniatic℠ Laboratory, recently talked to WUGA-FM about researching and developing compostable materials designed for single-use packaging. White and his colleagues are developing plastic materials and products...

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