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21.03.2019 International conference, Mons (Belgium)

March 21 has been a great day for us. But without you it wouldn't have been possible.

Thanks again to all our partners:

Agoria, Belfius, Bioplastics Magazine, Certech ASBL, Coca-Cola, Corbion, European Commission, Fost Plus, GreenWin, Igneos, Leybold, Macplas, Plastics News Europe, Spadel, Suez, Total, UMONS, Xplore

and the 200 attendees.


And congrats to our 2 bests posters

- Scientific Committee Award

Alice Delacuvellerie (UMONS)

Subject : First insights in the ability of plastic-associated bacterial community to degrade petro-based plastics in marine environment

- Public Awards

Babs Van De Voorde (UGent)

Subject: Potential of 3D printing with recycled carbon fibre reinforced PET towards optimal composite performance

Presentations of the day are available on the speaker page.

The organizing committee hopes you had a good time

9 renowned experts’ speeches

Present by Academic and Industry Experts

Panel on 4 topics

REDUCE: Which initiatives to reduce volume and/or usage of plastic?

RECYCLE 1: How to build an efficient supply chain model to produce R-Plastic?

- RECYCLE 2: How to stimulate market demand for R-plastic?

REINVENT: Which plastic alternatives to facilitate recycling or reduce environment externalities?


Panel debate:

With key personalities on how investments and partnerships can be deployed to create a true sustainable circular economy for polymers.

Our Program

8:00 - 8:30

Welcome Tea & Coffee

8:30 - 8: 45 Welcome speech - Prof. Philippe Dubois, Rector Mons University (Belgium)
8:45 - 9:30 Plastic end-of-life management strategy - Contributing to sustainability and circularity - Prof. Ramani Narayan, Michigan State University (United States)
9:30 - 10:00 New Processes for recycling plastics - Dr Martin Schlummer, Fraunhofer IVV (Germany)
10:00 - 10:30 The bio is the polymer of tomorrow - Prof. Alfonso Jimenez, Universidad de Alicante (Spain)
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:30 European Strategy for plastics in a circular economy - Mr. Werner Bosmans, DG environment at European Commission
11:30 - 11:45 An Industrial Solution for infinite Bio-recycling of Plastics - Mrs. Elodie Guémard , R&D Manager at Carbios (France)
11:45 - 12:00 How can we collect 100% of our plastic packaging and contribute to a sustainable circular economy ? - Mr. Bruno Van Gompel, Technical and Supply Chain Director at Coca-Cola Western Europe
12:00 - 12:15 Latest developments in Corbion’s FDCA and PEF for sustainable biobased plastics - Dr. Sicco de Vos, Corporate Scientist Polymer Technology at Corbion (The Netherlands)
12:15 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:00 Is the future of polymer sustainable? Prof. Minna Hakkarainen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
14:00 – 15:00 Panel 1: REDUCE
How to decrease plastic material volumes?


• Could Plastic be replaced by other more sustainable material for some applications (e.g. single use of everyday use product with limited life duration)?
• Should plastic (or other material) systematically be used for some very ephemeral usage?
• How smarter product design could reduce polymers usage?
• Are there alternative retail and out of home food and beverage models that would enable to drastically reduce plastic usage?
• What are the consumer expectations regarding new value propositions like returnable packaging, reusable cups or more radical “zero waste” initiatives?



Panelists
- Mr. Pierre ECHARD, PRINCE-WEISS
- Mr. Marc SAUTELET, ZEROWASTE BELGIUM
- Mr. Stephan KAMPELMANN, UNIVERSITE LIBRE BRUXELLES
- Mrs. Justine MAILLOT, RETHINK PLASTIC
- Mr. Adrian TOTH, PLASTIC FREE PLUX
- Mr. Roger SLEIJPEN, SWOB
Panel 2: RECYCLE 1
How to build a circular business model to produce R-Plastic efficiently?

• How eco-design could impact the quality and efficiency of existing recycling business models?
• What are the potential models and preferred options for smart waste management in Belgium, Europe and in the ROW?
• Which are the infrastructures, logistic, supply chain models and industrial processes required to build efficient and circular business models for plastic?
• What could be the potential roles for industrial players, retailers, waste management companies, Private and public stakeholders to thrive towards more circular business models for plastics?
• What are the required behavioral changes to support such a transition (e.g. collaboration, shared services between companies…)?

Panelists
- Mrs. Christine LÉVÊQUE, SUEZ
- Mr. Patrick THEUNISSEN, COCA-COLA
- Mr. Steven BOUSSEMAERE, FOST PLUS
- Mr. Grégoire HUPIN, BEL ALBATROS
- Mr. Cédric VALOT, CARBIOS
15:00 - 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 – 16:15 Panel 3: RECYCLE 2
How could be stimulated the use of R-Plastic to generate a true circular business model?

• What are the current barriers and bias impairing a wider use R-Plastic from manufacturers?
• What are the prerequisites / conditions to enable a more competitive R-Plastic offer?
• Are current regulations sufficient or should they be adapted to better promote R-Plastic utilization?
• Are the promising innovations within the plastic/packaging industry that could promote qualitative alternative to virgin plastic?





Panelists
- Mr. Franck Lecomte, SPADEL
- Mr. Herman VAN ROOST, TOTAL
- Mr. Nicolas STEISEL, EXKI
- Mr. Philippe DIERCXSENS, DANONE
- Mr. Philippe LEEMANS, SABERT
Panel 4: REINVENT
To which extent could be innovative/disruptive concepts a relevant option to the sustainable future of plastic?

• What are the available options for bio/biodegradable plastics?
• What are their respective pro’s and con’s
• What do biodegradability mean and what are the main conclusions so far on those technologies?
• For which application could biodegradable plastics be relevant options?
• Could vegetal fibers or compostable waste be source of new material?
• What are the most promising research or initiatives at global level?
• What are the paradigm shifts those new opportunities could have of the “plastic value chain” (players, sectors…)

Panelists
- Mr. Thomas GODFROID, MATERIA NOVA
- Mr. Fouad LAOUTID, MATERIA NOVA
- Mr. Bruno DE WILDE, OWS
- Mrs. Nadia AUCLAIR, CARBIOLICE
16:15 – 17:00 Closing panel debate
How could be turned a sustainable business model of plastic into business opportunities and job creation?

Panelists
- Mr. Franck LECOMTE, SPADEL
- Mrs. Christine LÉVÊQUE , SUEZ
- Mr. Werner BOSMANS, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
- Mr. Merijn TINGA, PLASTIC SOUP SURFER
17:00 - 17:10

Award ceremony for the best posters

17:10 – 17:30 Closing speech
17:30 – 20:00 Networking cocktail

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