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Eliminating Plastic Waste
  1. Plastics play an essential role in modern society, but also lead to significant impacts on the environment and climate. Reducing such impacts while retaining the usefulness of plastics requires a shift towards a more circular and sustainable plastics system. This talk tells the story of plastics, and their effect on the environment and climate, and looks at their place in a European circular economy. It is based on the report of the European Environment Agency (EEA): Plastics, the circular economy and Europe′s environment — European Environment Agency (europa.eu). The talk also tells the story about how COVID19 has changed amounts of single use plastics in Europe, in particular face masks and gloves, as well as plastic packaging for take-away and online shopping, based on an EEA briefing: Impacts of COVID-19 on single-use plastic in Europe's environment — European Environment Agency (europa.eu).
  2. A plastic snapshot covering impact, invisibility and innovation with a glimpse into a future we can all accelerate towards with optimism.
  3. The dramatic increase in global plastic waste and pollution has become one of the greatest environmental crises of our time, with around eight million tonnes of plastic waste leaking into the ocean ev ...
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  5. During the Basel Conference of the Parties in April/May 2019, governments amended the Basel Convention to include plastic waste in a legally binding framework to make global trade in plastic waste mor ...
  6. There is a growing movement around the world to tax plastic packaging, whether it be to fill budget gaps left by Covid-19 or to bolster infrastructure for recycling. Plastic taxes have already been im ...
  7. The way in which products and systems are designed is key to addressing sustainability challenges such as climate change, plastic waste, loss of biodiversity and resource depletion. Using lifecycle th ...
  8. Plastic has been traditionally used in a very large scale of end uses. Current understanding sees that there is a lot of excess use of plastic that has unfortunate consequences. To reduce that, new an ...
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  10. Our vision is to use our cellulosic fibers to enable the production of fully biodegradable solutions with performance comparable to products containing synthetic fibers. Fields of application where th ...
  11. The presentation will outline the technological options to make plastics circular. In this respect, the well-established method of chemical recycling plays an important role and the technology needs t ...
  12. Tosaf has made it a priority to find more sustainable practices in plastics manufacturing. The presentation will elaborate on four different segments and offer solutions in each one: recycling enabler ...
  13. The global movement for smart use of (no) plastic is one of the most fascinating and successful steps toward more sustainability. Wherever you go, consumers are reducing their plastic footprint, compa ...
Eliminating Plastic Waste
  1. Ellipsis Earth can identify items of mismanaged litter by harnessing the power of machine learning and AI thus creating heatmaps and pinpoints to target and reduce the high density areas of litter. Su ...
  2. Biodegradable plastic materials are increasingly being discussed as an alternative to conventional non-biodegradable plastic and as a mitigation strategy against plastic pollution, especially for item ...
  3. Circulor, Total Energies and Recycling Technology recently announced their work together to track waste plastic into new polymers, including the attribution of embedded CO2 footprint to materials. Thi ...
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  5. In Europe around 30 million mattresses are discarded each year. Currently most of this bulky waste stream (~60%) ends up in landfills, the remainder being incinerated to produce heat and electricity. ...
  6. Is your business taking responsibility for its plastics impact? Do you have a robust process in place to back up your claims around plastics? With pressure to reduce plastic usage coming from consumer ...
  7. Decoupling plastic production from fossil feed-stock and creating a circular plastics economy are essential to achieving European Union climate, energy and sustainability goals. Approximately 12 milli ...
  8. The presentation will discuss the following issues: PET is safe and sound; refill at home, on the go and through bottle crates recognition within an RDS; reuse through compaction with RVM (reverse ven ...
  9. Awareness of the global plastic waste issue has grown in recent years resulting in many regulatory and voluntary initiatives. The COVID-19 pandemic showed the importance of polymers as valuable materi ...
  10. The presentation will cover the various barriers and enablers for recycling (for the total plastic industry and all types of products). The aim is to provide practical insights into the current situat ...
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  12. The aim to become fully circular at Covestro is closely interlinked with the goal set by the Paris Agreement, the European Union and in many other jurisdictions to become climate neutral. Circularity ...
  13. There is a growing movement toward increasing plastic recycling rates, in particular for consumer goods companies who are facing intense environmental and social pressure to reduce the negativeimpact ...
  14. There is a growing movement toward increasing plastic recycling rates, in particular by consumer goods companies who are facing intense pressure to reduce the environmental impact of their waste packa ...