Showcasing sustainable polymers at the Minnesota State Fair

Members of the Reineke group will be volunteering at the annual Eco-Experience booth for the Center for Sustainable Polymers. Stop by from Thursday, August 23 through Monday, September 3 to check it out!

We see the ads for compostable chip bags or plastics made from plants, but did you know that the University of Minnesota is leading the way in sustainable plastic research? These plastics are part of a transition our society is experiencing as we move from petroleum-based plastics toward more sustainable plastics. In this exhibit running throughout the State Fair, professors, students, and staff affiliated with the University’s Center for Sustainable Polymers will discuss how plants are an important new resource for plastics, packaging, and products we use every day.