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The World is Finally at War on the Scourge of Plastic Waste

Plastic pollution has been a worldwide issue for years.  Many have found ways to repurpose plastics and Nev Hyman has discovered the ultimate way to repurpose what we consider trash. He will discuss his methods as part of the Baker Center's Energy and Environment Forum. 

Nev Hyman, an internationally a recognized member of the surfing community, sold his surfboard company to focus on building long-lasting self-sustaining villages out of recycled plastic for survivors of disasters like tsunamis, cyclones, earthquakes. Hyman turned his attention to the housing industry in 2009 with a vision to use recyclable materials to build low cost rapidly deployable homes. When he is not surfing, you'll find him talking to Prime Ministers, Housing Ministers, Finance Ministers, Education Ministers, Health Ministers, Ministers for Energy, Community Elders, Clan Leaders and the Heads of Pension Fund Institutions around the globe. He has a heart for the people, a global solution and the resolve to make a difference in this world.

This event is free and open to the public. Guests may park in the Vol Hall Garage at no cost by requesting a voucher from the Baker Center staff at the event. Directions to the Baker Center can be found here.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Toyota Auditorium - Room 103
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996

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Business & Entrepreneurship, Architecture & Design, Sustainability


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