AIP dinner opens discussions on plastic trends

Australian Institute of Packaging

Friday, 23 March, 2018

AIP dinner opens discussions on plastic trends

Efforts to re-use and recycle plastics have been gaining momentum. To continue to raise awareness on how to manage plastic waste, The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) are hosting a joint technical dinner on 11 April in Melbourne.

Focusing on consumer and environmental trends in plastics, the dinner will be designed as a panel in which guest speakers can openly discuss key topics and attendees can ask questions.

These topics include the current global discussion around plastics and the circular economy, oxo degradable plastic, the shift towards sustainable packaging, better understanding of the current recycling issues and trends, moving away from single-use plastics and the importance of buying recycled products.

The 2-course dinner will also cover how compostable bioplastics can assist in the diversion of organic waste from landfill and utilising compostable bioplastics for foodservice disposables.

Panellists will include:

  • Richard Fine, Founder, Product Development & Sustainability Director, BioPak
  • Kurt Palmer, Director–AIEN, Business Development Manager — Steinert Australia
  • Dr Sean O’Malley, Research & Technical Manager, Planet Ark
  • Mark Jacobsen, Director of Marketing, Repeat Plastics Australia

The invitation is extended to all of the industry, and places can be booked here. Bookings close Friday, 6 April.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/SergeyNivens

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