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Trash or Treasure: Wastewater, Plastics, and Spent Brewing Grain

November 19, 2019 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ever wonder what happens to a Coke bottle after it’s thrown into a city recycle bin? Or what happens to the spent grains after you’ve enjoyed a Seventh Son brew? All over Columbus innovators are working towards better solutions for dealing with waste, and this Drink and Think is your chance to become part of the movement! First, we’ll discuss how Seventh Son is using its spent grains to benefit local farmers and livestock producers. Then, we’ll take a look at how plastic bottles are being converted into novel materials and architectural resources, including a new installation on OSU’s main campus. Lastly, we’ll examine how Columbus recently achieved 100% beneficial use of its wastewater-derived “biosolids” for purposes of agricultural fertilization and energy production. So, come join us as we delve into the exciting world of re-purposing “waste” materials with some of the city’s most prominent recyclers!

Fun fact: the art installation featured on our header was made using 38,000 recycled 1 liter plastic bottles! What will they make next?!?

This event is first come first serve, and our event space can only hold 80 participants. Please come to the event space when you arrive to get a ticket. Then you can go and enjoy a beer while we set up without risking losing your spot!

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November 19, 2019 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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