The Fall of Plastics: Trace Material LIVE with Pete Myers, November 10, 12 - 1 pm EST

  • 10 November 2021
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design
The Fall of Plastics: Trace Material with Pete Myers
Event Description

Join the Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design for a live taping of Healthy Materials Lab’s podcast, Trace Material with guest Pete Myers, Founder, CEO and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences. Come behind the scenes as hosts Ava Robinson and Burgess Brown chat with Pete about the defining chemicals of the plastics age: endocrine disruptors.

We traced the social history of plastic during season 2 of Trace Material, and Pete will help us envision a healthier future. We know the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle) that help minimize plastic consumption, but in this event he makes the case for a fourth R: redesign.

Pete will share stories of his own scientific discoveries relating to plastic and discuss the role he believes designers can play in protecting the health of our bodies and environment.

This event is part of The Fall of Plastics, a 3-part lecture series that addresses the need to radically reduce plastics in our lives. From their significant carbon emissions, to bringing toxics into our bodies, to creating waste that is accumulating exponentially each day, petroleum based plastic materials need to be questioned

Next event:

November 17, 12 pm, What’s so Luxurious about Luxury Vinyl Tile?

New findings on carbon, toxic chemicals, and other environmental concerns across PVC’s lifecycle
Presented by Center for Environmental Health, Material Research L3C, and Autocase

Previous event:

October 20, 12 pm, Duracryl, A Healthier Resilient Floor

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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