Author: Kat Gilmore

NMI research team calculates impact of China’s ban on plastic waste imports

[caption id="attachment_2113" align="alignleft" width="300"] Beach pollution. Plastic bottles and other trash on sea beach[/caption] Athens, Ga. – While recycling is often touted as the solution to the large-scale production of plastic waste, upwards of half of the plastic waste intended for recycling is exported from higher income...

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A Growing Awareness about the Need for Sustainable Packaging

[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][vc_column_text]The New Materials Institute's Jenna Jambeck recently talked to Progressive Grocer about the affect local and national governmental policies are having on industry's attitudes regarding plastic packaging.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][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][ultimate_spacer height="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no"...

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Jenna Jambeck is redesigning waste management

[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][vc_column_text] Right before Jenna Jambeck was returning to school to get her doctorate in environmental engineering in 2000, racing captain and oceanographer Charles Moore showed the industrialized world that its obsession with plastic had a cost. Jambeck was disgusted. Moore’s articles...

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New materials, new perspectives

[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][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_2084" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA[/caption] UGA New Materials Institute teams are working with industry partners to improve the efficiency and applications of biobased, degradable plastic alternatives and to prove their safety in land and aquatic...

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Brandes, Jay A.

[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="2072" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Jay A. Brandes Professor Department of Marine Sciences Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Website | Google Scholar | Research Gate jay.brandes@skio.uga.edu Marine debris, plastics, microplastics, microthreads, stable isotopes, photochemistry, carbon cycling[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][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_row][vc_column][/vc_column]...

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Smith, Katy Austin

[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="2070" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Katy Austin Smith Public Service Assistant/Water Quality Program Coordinator Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant River Basin Center Georgia DNR Coastal Advisory Council Website | Research Gate klaustin@uga.edu Water quality, marine debris, marine education, emerging contaminants, estuaries, microplastics[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row"...

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Sanders, Dorothea

[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="2071" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Dorothea Sanders Public Service Associate Marine Extension Website sandersd@uga.edu Marine debris, microplastics, marine education[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][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][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Eiteman, Mark

[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="2036" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Mark Eiteman Professor and Distinguished Faculty Scholar College of Engineering Website | Google Scholar eiteman@engr.uga.edu Metabolic engineering, fermentation, nutrient-limited processes, microbial physiology[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][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][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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