Creating plastic containers that easily degrade in sea water would be a dream solution to the growing problem of plastic waste in the ocean, but a team of Penn State New Kensington researchers suggest that, at least for now, recycling and finding plastic alternatives may still the best way of handling this waste.
Sairam Tanuboddi, a business student at Penn State New Kensington, talks about his research project at the campus' 2019 Research and Creative Exposition. Tanuboddi's project was titled, ""Is Time Travel Possible? It's Complicated," and he was mentored by Megan Bardolph, assistant professor of English.
Paul Shrivastava, chief sustainability officer at Penn State, speaks at Penn State New Kensington. The campus is the first to complete all levels of the Penn State Sustainability Institute's Green Paws Program.
Faculty, staff and students at Penn State New Kensington gather for a group photo to celebrate the campus being the first to achieve full completion of the Penn State Sustainability Institute's Green Paws Programs. Over the course of four years, the campus completed each of the four levels of the program, which aims to educate members of the University about sustainability and related practices.
Participants of the reNew Kensington Community Workshop take part in the collaborative reThink session on Sept. 27 in downtown New Kensington. The session featured interactive activities to identify action steps in relation to sustainability and resilience for the city. The event, led by Penn State New Kensington, was made possible, in part, because of a grant from the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF).