IDA supports the UN's world goals
With the constantly increasing production and consumption of fossil-based plastic urgent action is needed. Can the possible plastic recirculation be part of the imperative future circular economy?

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. 

Tentative programme

09:30-10:00 Breakfast and registration 

10:00 Introduction
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)

Mechanical recycling

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

12:00 Lunch

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

Chemical Recycling

14·10 Conversation of plastic waste into a ressource?
by ??

14.45 Coffee

Biochemical Recycling

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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IDA supports the UN's world goals

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  • When

    10. nov. 2022 09:30 - 16:35
  • Where

    IDA, Kalvebod Brygge 31-33 1780 København V, 1780 København V

  • Registration Deadline

    8. nov. 2022 - 23:55

  • Organizer

    IDA Polymer

  • Available Seats


  • Event Number


  • Vacant

    440 kr.

  • Senior member

    440 kr.

  • Student member

    440 kr.

  • Students, not a member of IDA

    880 kr.

  • Corporate member

    1.300 kr.

  • Member of the organizer

    1.300 kr.

  • Member

    1.500 kr.

  • Participant, not a member of IDA

    2.600 kr.