Deplastifying the Planet


Recology SF hosts SCET’s Deplastifying the Planet Course

By David Law | September 10, 2019

Recology SF hosted SCET’s Deplastifying the Planet course on Wednesday, Septermber 4 at the Recology SF facility. Christine Wolfe, Government Relations Manager and John Ferrari, Sr Operations Manager gave the students a tour of the facility, explained operations and fielded questions from students. Recology SF is one of the largest recycling centers in the Western United…

Fall 2019 class combats plastic waste through innovation

By Ella Jensen | July 16, 2019

Interested in creatively solving the problems of an overly plastic planet? A one to two unit experiential seminar titled “Deplastifying the Planet” will be available this fall semester for innovative students to work with companies hoping to solve the issue of plastic waste.  Deplastifying the Planet, which will be held on Wednesday afternoons in downtown…

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Product Design & Customer Needfinding: Alternative Meat

Semesters offered: Fall 2019 (4 units)


Deplastifying the Planet is project-based course designed to provide students with the opportunity to work alongside corporate partners to explore sustainable solutions for reduce plastic use (reduction, replacement, recycling, optimization, etc.)

Students will be assigned to an open innovation challenge posed by our corporate partners. We will make every effort to allow students to choose projects, however team diversity is key and the instructor reserves the right to insure teams have the proper balance of skills. (We are in discussions with Google, Airbus, Lonely Whale, Nestle, Faurecia, and others). A final list or partners and projects will be provided before the start of the course.