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CCNY Engineering Professor Marco Castaldi discusses the impact of waste

Marco Castaldi
Marco Castaldi

The City College of New York’s Marco J. Castaldi, associate professor of chemical engineering and director of the Earth Engineering Center, presents "Sustainable Waste Management: Impacts of Our Trash on Society." Castaldi’s presentation is part of the Conversations in Engaged Scholarship series.

The forum features City College faculty members sharing their research and creative scholarship that impact public policy, reform, and the civic, social, political or environmental landscape. Castaldi will discuss the impact of the waste or garbage, estimated at nearly four pounds per person, generated in the United States daily. 

“The scale of that amount of waste takes a tremendous amount of energy, resources, and money to dispose of it properly,” said Castaldi. “Research that has been conducted by my group and many other practitioners, researchers, policy makers and municipalities demonstrates there is a preferred hierarchy to manage the waste sustainably.”

Castaldi will present different practices of sustainable waste management and provide the audience interesting findings based on a worldwide network of research and collaboration on best practices. The presentation will take place on Thursday, February 9 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Spitzer Auditorium.

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