BS Chemistry, St. Joseph's University; Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Illinois
Chuck Ruffing has a strong background in environmental toxicity, green chemistry, and integrating sustainability into diverse business models. He is a proven business leader with 23 years of experience in health safety and environment technical science and management. In his role at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), Chuck leads a team of 21 engineers, technical staff, outreach specialists, and students in delivering pollution prevention information, research, and direct assistance to New York State businesses and citizens. Prior to joining NYSP2I, he held various positions at Eastman Kodak Company and Aldrich Chemical Company. Chuck has a BS in Chemistry from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Illinois.
In the News
April 15, 2021
Program at RIT creates new tools to help municipalities reduce wasted food
WXXI talks to Charles Ruffing, director, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, about a new program to help municipalities throughout the state reduce food waste.
April 9, 2021
NYSP2I creates new tools to help New York municipalities reduce wasted food
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)—led by RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability—has developed a free, interactive toolkit that municipalities can use to design, implement, and manage food waste programs at the local level.
December 22, 2020
Americans increase waste by 25% during the holidays as more stay at home, shop online
WROC-TV talks to Charles Ruffing, director of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, about reusing items and reducing waste before turning to recycling.