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
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.
April 14, 2020
Pollution Prevention Institute’s Community Grants Program accepting 2020-21 applications
The Community Grants Program is part of the NYSP2I’s ongoing efforts to continue improving the health and environmental quality of New York state. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for funding to support community-based projects that promote public awareness, understanding and implementation of pollution-prevention practices
May 31, 2019
New York State Pollution Prevention Institute to host June 4 event on managing food waste
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute is hosting a daylong program at RIT next week that will explore how businesses throughout the state and from coast-to-coast are reducing food waste, including by making use of organic resources to lessen their environmental footprint.