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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 Processess 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
11:30 - 11:45 An Industrial Solution for infinite Bio-recycling of Plastics - Mr. Alain Marty, Carbios (France)
11:45 - 12:00 How can we collect 100% of our plastic packaging and contribute to a sustainable circular economy ? - Mr. Patrick Theunissen, Director Project at Coca-Cola Belgique (Belgium)
12:00 - 12:15  Title to be confirmed - 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 Royale Institue of Technology (Sweden)
14:00 – 15:00 Workshop 1: Reduce
What are the initiatives to reduce volume and/or usage?



Workshop 2: Recycle
How to reach a 100% circular model for plastic?


15:00 - 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 – 16:15 Workshop 3: Reuse
80% of worldwide produced plastic is in landfilling or in the nature, what are the solutions to turn this situation into an opportunity. How to recuperate, treat and valorize tons of plastic currently in landfills or at sea to restore the natural environment?
Workshop 4: Reinvent
Are 100% biodegradable plastic/ plastic alternatives possible?




16:15 – 16:45 Panel debate: How could a sustainable business model of plastic be turned into business opportunities and job creation?
16:45 - 16:55

Award ceremony for the best poster

16: 55 – 17:25 Guest speaker
17:25 – 17:30 Closing speech
17:30 – 20:00 Network cocktail dinner
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