Plastic pollution continues to pose a significant threat to our planet’s health, with an estimated 11 million metric tons of plastic waste entering our oceans every year. As we strive towards a more sustainable future, the recyclability and reusability of plastic products have become critical priorities to reduce waste. However, microbes can pose a significant challenge to these efforts, with their ability to colonize and degrade plastic materials often rendering them unsuitable for recycling or reuse.
On June 28, 2023, Michael Ruby, President at Microban International, will be speaking at the Plastics for Cleaner Planet Conference. Michael's presentation will explore the ways in which microbes can compromise the sustainability of plastics, and how built-in antimicrobial technologies can help mitigate this threat. Drawing on his extensive industry experience and knowledge, Michael will provide expert insights and actionable recommendations for industry professionals on how to utilise antimicrobial technologies to enhance product sustainability, reduce waste, and achieve long-term success in a rapidly-evolving marketplace.
Presentation title: Microban Antimicrobials: A Key Pillar for Sustainable Plastics
Time: 13.30-14.00 local time
Date: June 28, 2023
Location: Marriott Hotel at Newark Airport, Newark, NJ 07114, USA
Key Speaker Details
Michael Ruby is the Global Vice President overseeing all commercial activity for Microban on a global basis. He has worked over the last 25 years in both a commercial and innovations capacity in industries such as specialty chemicals, capital equipment, and thermoplastic materials and composites with category-leading organizations including Ecolab, Graco, and Celanese. Michael earned his MBA from Northwestern University and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA, and owns a number of patents in the materials realm. His strong background in leading global teams in the materials, chemicals, and manufacturing arenas provides the perfect background for his work with Microban and their 800+ partners worldwide.
Part of Barr Brands International (BBI), Microban® is a global specialist in antimicrobial technologies and odor control solutions. Its proactive systems keep products cleaner, fresher, and more durable by preventing microbial problems before they start. Microban® combines science with creative solutions to enhance high-quality textile, consumer, industrial and medical products around the world. Today, the Microban® brand and technologies are featured on thousands of products in more than 30 countries.
Microban® technology is not designed to protect users or others from disease-causing microorganisms or viruses and is not a substitute for normal cleaning practices. Microban® is a registered trademark of Microban Products Company.