Plastics Circularity – DoC NIST Awards Five $0.5 Million University Training Grants

On September 20, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded $500,000 to be spent over three years to each of the following universities “… to develop new curricula for students who are interested in helping to solve the growing problem of plastic waste. The new curricula will focus on chemistry, economics, business management, entrepreneurship and related topics. The Training for Improving Plastics Circularity (TIPC) Grant Program aims to develop the future workforce needed to grow a circular economy for plastics. A circular economy is one in which materials retain their value through repeated reuse, repair and recycling, and are finally discarded only as a last resort. A circular economy requires new manufacturing methods, chemical processes and separation capabilities, as well as new approaches for optimizing how plastics cycle through the industrial supply chain …”: Arizona State University; Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas; the University of Massachusetts at Lowell; the University of Missouri, Kansas City; and the University of Southern California – #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #PlasticCircularity @NIST