Is the Circular Economy a Route to Sustainability? As Clear as Plastic?

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‘Is the Circular Economy a Route to Sustainability? As Clear as Plastic?’ is the sixth talk in theTrinity College Dublin 2023 Lunchtime Lecture Series Climate Action & Sustainability Webinar Series.

Prof. Michael Morris will deliver the talk on Wednesday 22nd March from 1pm – 2pm.

Michael will discuss the opportunities and challenges that the circular economy places on delivering a truly circular economy. Taking a plastic bottle as an example, he will address whether it’s a simply of difficult transition i.e. it’s as clear as mud or plastic.

Is the Circular Economy a Route to Sustainability? As Clear as Plastic?

Prof. Michael Morris is the Academic Director of AMBER and Professor of Surface and Interface Engineering at the School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin. Prof. Morris is also a lecturer in the Postgraduate Diploma in Circular Economy and Recycling Technologies. His expertise and research on surface engineering and material science has led to collaboration with organisations like Intel on the development of new technology for the manufacture of logic/memory circuitry. His work has led to GlanTreo, a SME spin-out that develops novel stationary phase materials for chromatography applications.

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Trinity College Dublin, located in the heart of Dublin city, is steeped in scholarly and national history. Today it remains Ireland’s highest ranked university and within the world’s top one hundred. TCD provides an excellent variety of courses throughout areas in the Arts and Humanities, Business, Law, Engineering, Science and Health Sciences.

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Steven Galvin

Irish Astronomy Week 2023
BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music at BIMM Institute Dublin