To make sustainable change, protect our environment and create a lower-carbon future, we need to have a dialogue with everyone involved. Join us on Sustainably Speaking, as we talk with innovators, policymakers, academics, and scientists to discuss the most critical issues of our time – and innovative ways to create a brighter future through the lens of sustainability. Visit: https://plasticmakers.org/education-innovation/podcast/.
Sustainably Speaking: Why We Need to Study Microplastics | America’s Plastic Makers®
In this episode of Sustainably Speaking, host Mia Quinn explores the critical role that science is playing when it comes to identifying solutions for microplastics pollution. Dr. Jeanne Hankett, Sustainability Lead, North American Biodegradation & Microplastics Center of Excellence at BASF, joins the show to discuss efforts to study and mitigate microplastics' impact. Our conversation explores what we’re learning about the life cycles of plastics and efforts to enhance the scientific study of microplastics.
Sustainably Speaking: The Urgency of Now: Advocating for Plastics Recycling & Sustainability | America’s Plastic Makers®
In this episode of Sustainably Speaking, Ross Eisenberg, president of America's Plastic Makers® at the American Chemistry Council delves into his journey, sharing his experience advocating for circular and sustainable solutions and looking at priorities for this year and beyond. He also shines a light on the challenges of implementing federal and international policy on sustainability.
Ross and Mia also go head-to-head on a game of sustainability trivia, sharing fun facts about the history of recycling, sustainability, and plastics.
Sustainably Speaking: Energy Efficient Building Innovations | America’s Plastic Makers®
In this episode of Sustainably Speaking, host Mia Quinn explores innovations in sustainable architecture with guests Heidi Kujawa and Jordan Goldman. Heidi, CEO of ByFusion, discusses their innovative approach to using plastic waste to create building materials, highlighting the need to reduce environmental impact. Jordan Goldman, Engineering Principal of Zero Energy Design, sheds light on the challenges and opportunities in designing high-performance, energy-efficient homes, emphasizing the value of long-term thinking.
Sustainably Speaking: Will Americans Embrace the Next Era of Recycling? | America’s Plastic Makers®
In this episode, guest host Susan Jackson delves into American’s opinions on recycling, in particular, technologies called advanced recycling. Advanced recycling transforms used plastics into new plastics and offers a promising solution for harder-to-recycle plastics. As Susan explained “It's really about taking the power of science and converting used plastics into new products that can be recycled again and again.”
Sustainably Speaking: Slam Dunk! Atlanta Hawks x Sustainability | America’s Plastic Makers®
On this episode of Sustainably Speaking, we’re discussing how the world of sports and entertainment can become more sustainable. We’re joined by Head of Sustainability for the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Team Sofi Armenakian who helped the Hawks’ State Farm Stadium become the first sports and live entertainment venue in the world to receive TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) platinum certification.
Sustainably Speaking: Up Next - Slam Dunk! Atlanta Hawks x Sustainability | America’s Plastic Makers®
On the next episode of Sustainably Speaking, we’re revealing how the world of sports and entertainment can become more sustainable. We’re joined by Head of Sustainability for the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Team Sofi Armenakian who helped the Hawks’ State Farm Stadium become the first sports and live entertainment venue in the world to receive TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) platinum certification.
Excellent podcast !!
I just discovered this podcast and I’m so encouraged after listening to the first episode. It’s exciting to learn how many people and the corporations they work for are jumping in with new technologies to create improvements in circularity as well as address issues of pollution. As a freelance writer expanding into the energy & environment sectors this podcast is very informative and a great resource for content research. I’m ready to join the plastics crusade!!
Great guests and topics
I just want to add listeners are very knowledgeable no need to qualify us as average listeners not knowledgeable of plastics, or whatever topic.
But I do love the timeliness of the topics and the details.
Too much PR and jargon
I know this is a podcast from the plastic industry point of view, but still all the interviews are softball questions and PR-speak. I'd appreciate it more if it were more authentic and truly conversational.
I think they make some good points about the reality that plastics can be greener on since ways than alternatives (e.g. lighter for introvert fuel economy, or helping to reduce food waste) but the reality is that the vast majority of plastics *currently* cant be recycled and what it seems from this podcast is advanced recycling (which seemed to be described as just short of waste to energy) is the panacea. Maybe acknowledge the faults of the past?