Shelley Porter, director of Eastman's circular technologies, will discuss the path forward for the new recycling economy at the Recycling Market Development Workshop on Feb. 11 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis.
In the 2:45 p.m. session titled "Recycling Innovations in the U.S.," corporate innovation leaders will share their latest advances in the recycling industry. Porter, who is responsible for leading Eastman's chemical recycling technology platform, will share success stories about her team's work to provide multiple circular solutions for waste plastic that is difficult to recycle today.
"The need for more environmentally sustainable materials in the world has reached a tipping point," Porter said. "With our technology platforms and capabilities, Eastman is positioned to make a difference."
Porter has been at Eastman since 1999, serving in various roles across the technology organization. Her background is in analytical chemistry, and she spent her first eight years with the company as a bench chemist before moving into leadership roles, including assignments in technical service, corporate analytical, and corporate innovation. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from Virginia Tech.
The Recycling Market Development Workshop is sponsored by the National Recycling Coalition, Keep America Beautiful, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Resource Recycling Systems.