Solving the dark side of today's plastic
During the webinar 'Don’t Waste it!' you will learn which systemic transition is needed to enable the sustainable production and use of circular plastics. You will get the latest insights into how the dark side of today’s plastics can be mitigated, which stakeholders need to act and what technologies are needed.
Plastics are essential for our wellbeing in the present society. Because of their unique properties and mass production possibilities we expect plastics/polymers to remain an important primary material in existing and new applications. But, plastics also has its dark side in terms of environmental exposure and contribution to climate change.
Guided by an innovative forecasting method TNO will present what we consider to be 8 must-have solutions in order to retain the positive aspects of today’s plastics and to mitigate the dark side.
Both industry, government and customers play an important role to enable the success of our approach, ranging from application of a circular systemic design, the development of innovations for high value recyclate to true pricing and transparency about consumer costs.
Webinar Don't waste it
Pieter ImhofFunctie:Business developer and Cluster lead Circular Plastics
Pieter has always had a drive for technological, societal, financial and environmental innovations that contribute to a sustainable future. The combination of people skills, leadership ability and technological expertise have helped him throughout his career to counter complex challenges, build bridges across the entire value chain, and open the door to the new economy.
Annemieke van de RunstraatFunctie:Project Lead
Relying on her background in chemical engineering, Annemieke has over 20 years’ experience in coordinating and setting up experimental verification programmes and conducting research in a wide range of complex environments. Her broad professional knowledge, combined with her inner drive and natural organisational and people skills, make Annemieke the supporting lifeline for many technological developments.
Caroli BuitenhuisFunctie:Expert bioplastics packaging and products
Caroli works on sustainable change for global issues around packaging, plastics and microplastics. As a professional packaging expert, she understands the complex chains of packaging. As a bioplastics expert, she works on new sustainable concepts for packaging and products that fit within the circular economy worldwide. To this end, she works closely with all links in the value chain: from sourcing a raw material to recycling into new raw material.
Bioplastics, Biobased plastics, Biowaste plastics, Circular Plastics, Circular Economy.
Esther van den BeukenFunctie:Principal Consultant Circular Plastics
Esther is committed to accelerating the transition towards using circular plastics and has a clear vision on how to reach those goals. Her work on complex issues requires her to collaborate intensively with small and large companies across the whole value chain, as well as with national and European inter-branch organisations and government agencies.
Marieke HavermansFunctie:Sr business developer circular packaging
Passioned Packaging Innovation Expert with a demonstrated history of working in the biotechnology industry. Skilled in Management, Product Innovation, Product Development, Research and Development (R&D), and Food Processing.
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