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The development of sustainable waste management strategies has become a major concern throughout the world. Thus, this program focuses on “recycling” and “recovery” of waste material while paving the way towards circular economy, land reclamation, and water and wastewater treatments.    This program will offer a timely opportunity for knowledge exchange among professionals from all over the world to assist the formulation of an efficient sustainable management agenda for biological waste and remediation of soil, water and air in the local context, which satisfies the environmental compatibility, financial feasibility and social needs. It will deliberate on state-of-the-art treatment technologies, advanced management strategies, and political issues pertaining to recycling and recovery of organic waste.Moreover, local and overseas experts from different sectors including academic researchers, industrial practitioners, green groups, and government departments will be gathered in this program to solicit scientific and technical inputs as well as political feedback, facilitating the development of integrated solutions. Experienced industrial practitioners, professional organizations, green groups, as well as government officers are invited to the conference.Occurring on October 26-28, 2021. For more information about this conference follow this link.To see the list of speakers, including Prof. Mohanty, follow this link......

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Prof. Mohanty is invited to speak at the ARPU Sustainable Waste Management Global Lecture Series in October, 2021 (Date TBD). APRU Sustainable Waste Management Global Lecture Series is designed to provide a sound foundation in basic principles and unify research across ecology to conservation and environmental health to waste management with a focus on the sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).This lecture series is part of the key activities of the APRU Sustainable Waste Management Program that will be held from March to December 2021. The aim is to provide insights of cutting-edge research to the network. Experts from diverse fields and studies will contribute to individual lectures that generate a broad overview of the subject area.For more information, click here.   ...

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ANTEC® Classic, slated for May 10 - 21, will offer real-time, remote presentations occurring over 10-days with 20 technical tracks. Hear from the industry’s top researchers as they discuss their latest findings. In the traditional ANTEC® format, 200+ papers across a wide variety of topics will be presented. Watch the presentations real-time, with Q&A after each presentation, or watch the recorded sessions on-demand on your schedule.For more information on this event, click here.   ...

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Kicking off ANTEC® 2021, must-hear plastics leaders will share their valuable industry insights. This event will be held May 5 - 7, 2021. This year's program includes industry executives giving their perspective on the state of our industry, a variety of viewpoints on topics like reduce/reuse/recycle, circular economy, advanced recycling etc., representing all industries which use plastics (consumer and industrial), and predictions from speakers on the “next big thing”.From more information on this event, click here......

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The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo will be held on three livestreams, running 12+ hours a day, on May 3 - 14. The meeting will host an unprecedented program of 695 live presentations, 115 interactive posters, networking events and one of the most important exhibitor events in 2021.Technical sessions at the meeting are organized according to ten interest areas; Analytical, Biotechnology, Edible Applications Technology, Health and Nutrition, Industrial Oil Products, Lipid Oxidation and Quality, Phospholipids, Processing, Protein and Co-Products, Surfactants and Detergents. To learn more about this event click here.    ...

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Both Prof. Mohanty and Prof. Misra were interviewed for the NOVA article, "Could plastic made from bacteria guts help solve our waste crisis?". The article writes, "Despite the efforts of recycling programs and environmental education, it’s still hard for many of us to grasp just how much plastic humans produce. We are on track to produce a billion tons of plastic a year by 2050. Cumulatively, we’ve already produced more than 8.3 billion metric tons since 1950. That’s 20 times the weight of all human beings alive right now".To read the full article, follow this link.They were also featured on the University of Guelph's news page, which can be found here.   ...

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Utkal Today has featured Odisha Prof. Manju Misra as one one WXN Most Powerful Women – Top 100, for 2020. Utkal Today writes, "She is a woman of substance and is a great example to the younger generation. She has proved that with the right amalgamation of dedication, passion and hard work, one can reach heights of success and be a driving force of motivation for many".Click here to read more.   ...

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From March 9-13, 2021, Professor Amar Mohanty attended the 12th International Conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials hosted by the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET).Dr. Mohanty presented his research on March 12, 2021 titled, "Will Bioplastic Alleviate Single-Use Plastic Waste Concern? Challenges on the Journey for Sustainable Alternatives".The 12th chapter of the series, APM 2021, brings together worldwide leading researchers, industrialists and educators from diverse fields for exchanging knowledge and research ideas through online mode. A multidisciplinary approach has been endorsed in this chapter with an aim of taking forward the current research initiatives to a different dimension leading to revolutionary advancement in the existing technology. For more information, click here.   ...

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Link to this article can be found here The authors; Ashton, L., Cruz, G.E., Misra, M., Mohanty, A., Fraser, E., McCormick, M., Wang, T., Snowdon, M., & Corradini, M., write about the role of plastic in our everyday lives and further compare petroleum-based plastic versus bio-based plastic, featured on the Arrell Food Institute's website: "Plastics can be shaped into anything and mimic materials that we need (e.g., leather and rubber). They are widely available and affordable. Although plastics remain an important part of our day-to-day, the amount of waste produced from our reliance on plastics and their persistence in natural environments have severely complicated their management and disposal.Bio-based plastics, which are plastics produced from plants and other renewable sources, show promise in reducing plastic pollution and our reliance on fossils fuels. However, we must consider the trade-offs and benefits of bio-based plastics, how they will fit into our waste management systems and their holistic impacts on human and planetary health". See their Bioplastic Infographic here......

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