On this episode of Sustainably Speaking, host Mia Quinn uncovers how innovations in plastic recycling are paving the way for more durable and sustainable roads. To learn more about the latest developments in asphalt technology, we’re joined by Bill Buttlar, the Glen Barton Chair in Flexible Pavement Technology at the University of Missouri.
Bill Buttlar, Glen Barton Chair in Flexible Pavement Technology, University of Missouri Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bill Buttlar is the Glen Barton Chair in Flexible Pavements in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri, where he oversees the Mizzou Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Lab (MAPIL). He is the Founding Director of the Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation (MCTI), a powerful network of partners including the four UM System campuses, the Missouri Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration. He has more than 300 publications in the area of asphalt materials and pavements and more than 100 invited presentations and keynote lectures.
Mia Quinn, Senior Director, Public Affairs at American Chemistry Council
Mia Quinn leads efforts to communicate the plastics industry’s major sustainability initiatives. She works to bring together experts to share insights in key areas of sustainability, including public policy, product design, recycling, and infrastructure.
She is passionate about collaboration, clear communication, and engaging audiences to learn more about innovation and modern solutions for our communities and our country.
Mia has a degree in political science from Washington University in St. Louis. She grew up in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado and is a lifelong Denver Broncos fan. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two sons.