Join the ValueBioMat Open Research Webinar !
Circularity of Plastics : experts’ dialogue on sustainable innovations
Tuesday 25.5. 9:00-12:00
Free open online event : Register HERE
Event language: English
Concept: Invited speakers followed by talks from the ValueBioMat-project researchers forming a dialogue between industry, policy makers and researchers on circularity of plastics.
Topics include: sustainable innovations, assessment of environmental footprint, stakeholder behavior, EU legal framework and certifying innovations based on solid scientific data.
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9:00-9:10 Welcoming words , Jukka Seppälä – ValueBioMat
Session 1: EU legal framework and developments in the context of plastic regulations
9:10-9:25 Implementing SUP directive in Finland: Is extended producer responsibility fit for the purpose? Jussi Kauppila – Ministry of Environment
9:25-9:50 Reflection on the topic and discussion lead by ValueBioMat researchers
Session 2: Sustainable plastics innovations
9:50-10:05 Transforming the plastics sector with recyclable wood-based plastics, Tomi Nyman – Woodly
10:05-10:20 New sustainable approaches to the plastic industry, Oscar Vernáez – Neste
10:20-10:45 Reflection on the topic and discussion lead by ValueBioMat researchers
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
Session 3: Sustainable packaging, stakeholder behavior and footprint evaluation
11:00-11:15 Sustainable packaging – consumers’ expectations, Senja Forsman-Katainen – SOK
11:15-11:30 How to determine environmental and holistic sustainability of complex packaging systems and chains, Juha-Matti Katajajuuri – Luke
11:30-11:55 Reflection on the topic and discussion lead by ValueBioMat researchers