Montachem International Partners with Nova Southeastern University for Program Focused on Plastics Recycling

Montachem International is thrilled to announce its partnership with Nova Southeastern University to deliver an educational initiative focused on plastics and plastics recycling. Founded in 1964, Nova Southeastern University is a private research university with its main campus in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida. The University consists of 18 colleges, centers, and schools offering over 150 programs via their undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees for students looking to gain a competitive edge in their field.


Beginning fall 2021, Montachem and Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Arts and Sciences launch a new experiential opportunity for students.  The “Global Issues, Student Solutions” program offers an opportunity for undergraduate students at Nova Southeastern University to explore the role of plastics in the modern world, develop an understanding of the challenges posed by plastics pollution, and provide solutions that might be implemented in individual communities worldwide.


“Plastics are essential to everyday life around the world.  Plastics are used in both simple and terribly complex applications, from can liners (trash bags) to interior components in aircrafts, medical instruments and even body parts” states J. C. Avila, Chief Operating Officer of Montachem International.  “We appreciate NSU’s dedication to this important initiative which will afford a better world for future generations. The results of this program will have enormous value from an educational and awareness standpoint, and will also open doors for business opportunities.”


According to Dr. Ransford Edwards, Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Instructor for INST 1500 D01, Global Issues, “Tackling global issues often starts with local solutions.”  He notes that “This problem-solving course will tap into the curiosity and ingenuity of our students as we explore aspects of sustainable development.  Students will have an opportunity to investigate, get a little hands-on, and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders to address the issue related to our use of plastics.”