Shell Chemicals and Sustainability
Dan Falla, Technical Service – Polyethylene Films, Shell Polymers
Reducing CO2 intensity and enabling the circular economy are two major global goals. More specifically plastics pollution and recycling inefficiency have become mainstream concerns. Under pressure from the public, brand owners and state legislators are making sweeping changes that will require products to be recyclable and to have a minimum recycled content. Consequently, demand for recycled plastics is growing rapidly. During this talk we will discuss how Shell is working to help achieve these goals.
Dan Falla is the Senior Technical Service Specialist in Films at Shell Polymers. He is presently focused on waste plastic feedstock supply and chemical recycling. Dan has spent more than 30 years in polymers focused on specialty packaging and new business development. Dan has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from McMaster University, Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor. During his career, Falla has earned US 19 patents with more published and pending, written numerous articles and presented many conferences and webinars. Dan is a Fellow with the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) and Membership Chair with SPE Flexible Packaging Division and Councilor with the Recycle Division. He also recently received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association.