25 Jul 2016
Plasticity Forum London 2016
Sept. 21, RSA House (Covent Garden)
The Plasticity Forum (www.plasticityforum.com) will host its 6th international conference in London on Sept. 21, 2016, as part of the London Design Festival. Held most recently this past spring in Shanghai, the event brings together experts from across the plastics spectrum to discuss innovation and the dynamics of scaling processes, materials and recycling to reduce waste and create value.
The event’s aim is to recognize the value that plastics bring to society, while also embracing both sustainability and the circular economy. The event will offer “a big conversation on the future of plastic,” and discuss where opportunities can be created related to recycled content, resource recovery, job creation and waste reduction.
Plasticity London will include discussions on topics such as:
- Designing for recycling & standardization of materials
- Opportunities in manufacturing for the use of recycled content
- Innovations that reduce plastic waste impact & improve brand value
- Reverse supply chains, bring-back programs & how to engage your customers
- Scaling for circular economies within industrial & municipal environments
- Turning waste streams into profit streams
- The recycling tipping point – transforming public beliefs and actions
Who should attend: Brand leaders and innovators, manufacturers and retailers, biopolymer and resin makers, designers, packaging producers, waste-to-fuel companies, angel investors, entrepreneurs, government agencies and policy makers, educators and think tanks. The Society of Plastics Engineers, the British Plastics Federation, Accenture and the Royal College of Art are among those who will be involved.
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About Plasticity Forum
The Plasticity Forum is a cross section of thinkers, solution providers, brands, users and those who appreciate scale to expedite the solutions and innovations that exist today to keep plastic from becoming a problem for our communities and environment. Plasticity offers a global discussion and perspective on solutions, how to standardize across products or industries, and how to bring about new opportunities in production and recovery operations. For more information, visit www.plasticityforum.com.
About Ocean Recovery Alliance
Ocean Recovery Alliance brings together new ways of thinking, technologies, creativity and collaborations in order to introduce innovative projects and initiatives that help to improve our ocean environment. It has two projects with the Clinton Global Initiative focused on the reduction of plastic pollution, and is one of the only NGOs in the world to be working with both the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Oceans. It is the founder of the Plasticity Forum, originally launched at the Rio+20 Earth Summit, and is an advisor for The Economist’s World Ocean Summit. For more information, visit www.oceanrecov.org.