Webinar: From Waste to Wealth Using Green Chemistry

Created by ACS Green Chemistry Institute® on Feb 18, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Online

Starts at 2:00 PM · Ends at 3:00 PM, EST (America/New_York)

  • ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

The amount of food waste in modern society is astounding. It is estimated that over 50% of that waste is generated before the food reaches your plate. How can we deal with this growing threat of discarded food? Join James Clark from the Green Chemistry Center of Excellence in the UK as he explains how this waste can be used to replace diminishing traditional chemicals.


What You Will Learn

  • What we now describe as waste can be an important future resource
  • E-waste and bio-wastes (including food supply chain waste) are important resources
  • Technologies exist to capture value from these waste streams


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free




Meet Your Experts


Prof James ClarkJames Clark is Director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence in York (UK) and has been at the forefront of green and sustainable chemistry in Europe for 20 years.  He now leads a group of over 80 people with a strong emphasis on renewable resources and waste valorization and a long history of working with industry.




Prof Joe FortunakDr. Joseph Fortunak is an organic chemist. He spent 21 years in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as head of global chemical development at Abbott Labs. Dr. Fortunak is a professor at Howard University, specializing in green chemistry and global access to medicines. He works with organizations including the WHO, UNITAID, the Clinton Foundation, and the Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy.