The Healthy Food Packaging Act was signed in March by Washington Governor Jay Inslee, banning nonstick chemicals in food packaging. Specifically, the act bans the use of fluorinated chemicals, also known as PFASs or PFCs which are commonly used in food packaging such as popcorn bags, pizza boxes, and fast food wrappers. The law requires that as of January 2022, all food products sold in Washington from all fast-food restaurants, grocery stores, or any other retailer must be packaged in materials that do not include perfluorinated chemicals. The ban will only go into effect if the state’s ecology department is able to find a safer alternative to be used in the packaging of food by 2020. If a safer alternative is not found by 2020, the ban goes into effect two years after the alternatives are discovered.
Pursing Added Value for Alberta Biomass
Meeting Date: February 20-21, 2019
Location: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin to be keynote speaker on Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC) at “Pursuing Added Value for Alberta Biomass” on February 20-21, 2019. This two-day conference will be hosted by Alberta Innovates and will focus on the future of biomass utilization in Alberta. Students are encouraged to submit an abstract for poster presentations. For more information please visit the event website here.
Graphene Automotive 2019
Meeting Date: March 4-5, 2019
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Plan to attend Graphene Automotive 2019—the premier forum for graphene and automotive manufactures. Key topics for this year’s conference include:
Graphene availability, market supply, and demand forecasts
New markets and the commercialization of graphene automotive applications
Quality and standardization of graphene materials to meet commercial needs
New developments in manufacturing processes and material integration techniques
Latest methods, results, and new developments in graphene-based composites
End-user automotive manufacturer case studies and successful applications
Register to attend here!
World Bio Markets
Meeting Date: April 1-3, 2019
Join Jo Anne Shatkin at the 14th annual World Bio Markets Conference where she will moderate sessions on “Reducing & Reusing Waste Streams” and “Product Biodegradability & Recycling”.
Register to attend today!
SRA World Congress 2019
Meeting Date: May 6-8, 2019
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Save the date for The Society for Risk Analysis Fifth World Congress on Risk at Cape Town International Convention Centre. The theme of this three day event will be: "Development and Resilience" and will feature scientific workshops and presentations, hosted by the world's leading authority on risk and risk analysis.
Register today! Early bird registration ends April 2, 2019.
2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials
Meeting Date: June 3-7, 2019
Location: Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex | Chiba, Japan
Vireo Advisors is pleased to host a workshop entitled "Cellulose Nanomaterial Safety, Building a Bridge from Theory to Practice"
at the 2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials. The workshop will focus on the occupational and environmental safety demonstration for cellulose nanomaterials, with special consideration of nanoscale properties of the materials. Concepts will be explored with case studies to present current knowledge, theory, and state-of-the-art practices for meeting regulatory requirements, and safety demonstration.
For more information, please contact Jo Anne Shatkin: JAShatkin@vireoadvisors.com .