The climate change is inevitable unless united forces collaborate to avoid increased CO2 and other gas emissions that cause temperature increase resulting in dramatic forest fires and devastating flooding. One large contributor to CO2 emission is the world-wide extensive production and incineration of plastic. With the constantly increasing production and consumption of fossil-based plastic urgent action is needed. Can the increased societal plastic consumption and recirculation be part of the future circular economy?
This thematic meeting will focus on the future regulatory aspects, followed by present reuse of industrial as well as collected household plastic waste. Finally ongoing efforts, to the foreseen ultimate replacement of the fossil-based polymers, the biobased building blocks and polymers, will be elaborated.
09:30-10:00 Breakfast and registration
by Søren Hvilsted, Hvilsted Consult
10:10 Plastics in Europe’s circular economy: What future EU plastics policies are foreseen
by Lars Fogh Mortensen, European Environment Agency (EEA)
10:45 50 years of mechanical recycling of plastic waste at Aage Vestergaard Larsen A/S
by Gitte Buk Larsen, Creative Director, AVL
11:20 Handling househould plastic waste
by Christa Engell Hansen, Regional Manager, Dafimo
13:00 Plastic sorting and recycling
by Mogens Hinge, Professor in Chemistry, Aarhus University
13:35 How PET recycling can have an impact on Poverty, Job opportunities and the Environment in Kenya
by Leif Nilsson, RentUs AB
14·10 Conversation of plastic waste into a ressource?
15:15 Biochemical recycling of plastic
by Peter Westh, Professor in Enzymology, DYU-Bioengineering
15:50 Sustainable polymers and transition pathways (STEPS)
by Rajni Hatti-Kaul, Professor in Biotechnology, Lund University
16:25-16:35 Concluding and final discussion
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