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Published February 7, 2019

Plastics and a circular bioeconomy

Tuesday 4 June at 11.00-12.30

The use of plastics is expected to triple by 2050 and still today we often use plastic packaging only once – meaning 95% of the material value of plastic packaging, or 80-120 billion US dollars annually, is lost to the economy. We are facing a systemic problem but also a business opportunity. This session will discuss the circular and bioeconomy solutions to the plastics problem and shed light on why this topic is so controversial.

11.00 Opening words
“One word: plastics” ​-The Graduate, 1968
Jocelyn Blériot, Executive Officer, Ellen MacArthur Foundation​ See the presentation
Business opportunities in a circular economy
Flemming Besenbacher
, Chairman of the Carlsberg Group See the presentation
Showcases of existing solutions to the plastic problem​
Stefan Randstrand
, CEO, Tomra​ See the presentation
Markku Hämäläinen, CEO, Kotkamills See the presentation
Nanqing Jiang, Secretary-General, China Plastics Reuse and Recycling Association (CPRRA)​ See the presentation
Antti Vasara, President and CEO, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland​ See the presentation
Panel discussion​
Antti Vasara, President and CEO, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Nanqing Jiang, Secretary-General, China Plastics Reuse and Recycling Association (CPRRA)​
Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of the Carlsberg Group​
Stefan Ranstrand, CEO, Tomra​
Markku Hämäläinen, CEO, Kotkamills
Closing remarks
12.30 Session ends

Moderator:

Hery Henry, Head of Strategic Marketing and CSR, Wipak Group

Organiser:

Sitra

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