Sustainable Plastics Now

maarten stolk

presentation by Maarten Stolk, Ioniqa, at ONLINE Plastic Waste 2 Plastic Conference, 09 November 2020, 12:00 – 16:15 Central European Time (CET). Register here to attend.

Ioniqa is a start up in the field of depolymerization of PET. Bringing disruptive and innovative solutions to the market is always challenging, especially when the market is transforming. In the presentation various challenges phased by Ioniqa will be covered.

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Thermo chemical recycling of plastic waste

Berend Vreugdenhil

presentation by Berend Vreugdenhil, Senior Scientist, TNO, at ONLINE Plastic Waste 2 Plastic Conference, 09 November 2020, 12:00 – 16:15 Central European Time (CET). Register here to attend.

Waste recycling is key for our future energy system. Today, most of the recycling is done mechanically and the percentages are not too high. The matter of the fact is that with mechanical recycling alone we will not be able to reduce our fossil fuel dependency.

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Circularity PET/Polyester evolution or revolution?

Maurizio Crippa

by Maurizio Crippa, gr3n SA (video interview)

The presentation is focused on microwave assisted chemical recycling process able to up-cycle the PET/polyester. The chemical recycling is not presented as one of the recycling methods but as a complementary technology to the mechanical recycling. The beneficial effect of this synergy is the potential terrific increase of the recycling rate because the chemical recycling is able to deal with contaminated and complicated packaging and garments.

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Chemical Recycling for the Circular Economy: Transforming Plastic Waste into Virgin-Quality Plastics

Carlos Monreal

by Carlos Monreal, CEO, Plastic Energy

We will discuss how Plastic Energy’s patented chemical recycling technology transforms end-of-life plastic waste into new virgin-quality plastics and also outline the opportunities for value-chain collaborations, and how these can contribute to a more circular economy for plastics, and a reduction in plastic waste.

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Designing plastics packaging for chemical recycling

Christine Leveque

by Christine Leveque, Director Business Innovation, Suez

There is a a widespread belief that Chemical Recycling processes allow to recycle the mechanically unrecyclable mixed polymer packaging. However thermo-chemical processes like Pyrolysis also need quality feedstock to produce quality oil !

The presentation will explain why it is essential for the circularity of plastics to continue the industry efforts in redesigning multi-polymers into mono-polymer packaging.

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Operationalisation of new plastic value chains for a circular economy

Karl Vrancken

by Karl Vrancken, Research Manager Sustainable Materials, VITO / Professor, University of Antwerp

Europe is at a crossroads for the way it manages plastic, plastic waste, and plastic waste trade. Plastic and plastic waste is traded worldwide. Exports from the EU to Asia have been a means to deal with insufficient recycling capacities in the EU. Waste import restrictions in China and Hong Kong have triggered a shift of exports to other countries.

Since some types of plastic waste have been added to the UN Basel Convention, the option of exporting plastic waste is becoming increasingly difficult, requiring to build a more robust and circular economy for plastic in Europe.

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