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Fundamentals of Plastics for a More Sustainable World

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A brand new, one day training course taught by Manuel Asali and Ken Miller The Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis USA | Wednesday 27 March 2019 | Cost- $495

Early Bird Discount through February 8th- $425   Use discount code Plastics2019

  • Versatile, durable and affordable, plastic materials are inescapably embedded into every aspect of our daily activities. Explore the short- and long-term impact of plastics on global sustainability and build your understanding of the complex plastic value chain from beginning-to-end and the portfolio of actions required to address plastic sustainability. Acquire the knowledge that professionals in the plastic industry need to transform the plastic value chain and applications into a source of sustainability solutions and a future of guilt free growth. Be inspired by examples of current best practices.

    Topics covered:

  • Historical perspective of the plastic industry, application, forecast
  • Hydrocarbon feedstocks, cost, supply implications
  • Plastic value chain, its sustainability solutions, challenges and public reaction
  • Actions of the major brands and producers across the plastic value chain
  • Linear vs a circular economy model for plastics
  • The “Re“ triad: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; what works?
  • Other essential “Re’s”: Recovery, Redesign, Remediation, Renewables
  • Role of public policy and extended producer responsibility
  • A total system approach to plastics sustainability
  • Who can benefit:

  • Professionals in plastic activities: supply chain, manufacturing, material and application design, plastic recycling/recovery, business leaders.
  • Policy makers, NGOs, educators

    Versatile, durable and affordable, plastic materials are inescapably embedded into every aspect of our daily activities. Explore the short- and long-term impact of plastics on global sustainability and build your understanding of the complex plastic value chain from beginning-to-end and the portfolio of actions required to address plastic sustainability. Acquire the knowledge that professionals in the plastic industry need to transform the plastic value chain and applications into a source of sustainability solutions and a future of guilt free growth. Be inspired by examples of current best practices.

    Topics covered:

  • Historical perspective of the plastic industry, application, forecast
  • Hydrocarbon feedstocks, cost, supply implications
  • Plastic value chain, its sustainability solutions, challenges and public reaction
  • Actions of the major brands and producers across the plastic value chain
  • Linear vs a circular economy model for plastics
  • The “Re“ triad: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; what works?
  • Other essential “Re’s”: Recovery, Redesign, Remediation, Renewables
  • Role of public policy and extended producer responsibility
  • A total system approach to plastics sustainability
  • Who can benefit:

  • Professionals in plastic activities: supply chain, manufacturing, material and application design, plastic recycling/recovery, business leaders.
  • Policy makers, NGOs, educators 
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