27 Jul 2019

Dr Florian Graichen - Tackling plastic waste

From Saturday Morning, 9:30 am on 27 July 2019
Florian Graichen

Florian Graichen Photo: Supplied

Dr Florian Graichen is Science Leader, Biopolymers and Chemicals, at Scion in Rotorua.

Scion is a Crown research institute that specialises in research and technology development for the forestry and wood industries.

Dr Graichen has an extensive background in developing renewable and sustainable 'green' resources, including helping develop bioderived materials for the chemical industry to use instead of those taken from the petrochemical industry.  

Recently, Dr Graichen spoke at the Royal Society Te Apārangi Parliamentary Speaker's Science Forum about how New Zealand could tackle plastic waste through circular economy approaches.