Tom Nosker, a plastics recycling expert long affiliated with Rutgers University, is featured in the April issue of Inventors Digest magazine. Nosker is being recognized as a mechanical engineers whose problem-solving skills touch our daily lives. "It's a great honor for any group of peers to recognize one's work, and this is no exception," Nosker said in a news release. "Since my undergraduate days I've dedicated my career to finding a solution to the large amounts of waste that normally end up in landfills. If we can continue to search for innovative ways to convert garbage to useful products or energy, we're going to find ourselves a lot closer to solving some of the world's most pressing environmental and sustainability issues. And the solutions aren't hard to find. They just take creativity, dedication and sometimes a little luck. Okay, maybe a lot of luck." Inventors Digest selected Nosker and five other mechancial engineers "based on peer recognition, societal impact of their work and commitment to their craft." Today Nosker is also working with Axion International Inc. on using recycled plastics to replace wood and other traditional materials in applications such as railway ties and bridges. It's hard to believe that Plastics News has been writing about Tom Nosker for more than 20 years.
Recycling expert Nosker honored
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