University of St. La Salle

USLS, University of Kassel sign MOA for Sustainable Plastic Waste Research

In a significant stride towards addressing the environmental challenges posed by plastic waste, the University of St. La Salle (USLS) and the University of Kassel in Germany formalized a Memorandum of Agreement on December 4, 2023.

The collaboration, centered around the research study titled "Assessment and Management of Plastic Waste Streams and their Leakages in Bacolod City, Philippines" brings together the expertise of faculty researchers from the Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering Departments of the College of Engineering and Technology at USLS and faculty researchers at the University of Kassel.

The MOA signing ceremony marks the initiation of a collaborative effort aimed at comprehensively assessing the plastic waste landscape in Bacolod City.

With a focus on identifying key sources, understanding waste streams, and developing effective management strategies, the researchers from USLS and the University of Kassel aspire to contribute to the global conversation on sustainable waste management practices.

This collaborative research venture not only strengthens academic ties between the two institutions but also underscores the role of universities in addressing real-world challenges.

By bringing together the unique perspectives and capabilities of each faculty team, the study aims to contribute meaningful insights to the global discourse on sustainable waste management practices.

The interdisciplinary nature of this research endeavor will not only provide valuable insights into the dynamics of plastic waste in Bacolod City but also foster knowledge exchange and skill development among the participating researchers.

The collaboration underscores the importance of international partnerships in addressing complex environmental challenges and emphasizes the role of academia in driving positive change.

As the project unfolds, it is expected to yield data-driven recommendations for sustainable plastic waste management practices, creating a blueprint for other regions facing similar challenges.

This MOA signing signifies the shared commitment of USLS and University of Kassel to leverage their collective expertise and resources for the betterment of the environment, reinforcing the role of academia in actively contributing to the global sustainability agenda.



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