Workshop Announcement

The Responsible Disposal of Flame Retarded Foam and Plastic

Nov. 12-13, 2015
Arlington, VA, USA

UC Berkeley and the Green Science Policy Institute will host a 2-day participatory workshop to explore research needs and opportunities for responsible end-of-life disposal of consumer products containing foam and plastic mixed with flame retardants.
Participants will include scientists, engineers, policy experts, waste management professionals, and environmental health advocates.

The workshop’s objectives are to:
• Identify knowledge gaps and research needs to develop responsible disposal solutions for flame-retarded foams and plastics.
• Form relationships across disciplines that will facilitate execution of these research proposals.
• Publish a report on the workshop’s findings and outcomes.


Plenary Speakers

Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S., Director, National Institute of
Environmental Health Sciences
Arlene Blum, Ph.D., Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Catherine P. Koshland, Ph.D., Vice-Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
John Vijgen, Board Member, International HCH and Pesticide Association
For additional information, contact Don Lucas at 510-316-6764 or


Workshop Sponsors
National Science Foundation
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Wood-Calvert Fund, University of California, Berkeley
Green Science Policy Institute