The Future of Circular Economy for Sustainable Plastic Products & Packaging

As sustainable plastics in products become the focus for more companies, we will explore the Circular Economy for plastics diving into plastic raw materials and the enablers allow products and packaging to be contamination-free.

This is a unique opportunity for passionate, expert professionals to join 20+ panelists to advance the thinking in this field. This engagement is moderated by an expert Facilitator and is open asynchronously, around-the-clock for your convenience.

Every two weeks, the facilitator will introduce a new subtopic – each theme exploring a new facet related to sustainable plastics.

Activities include:
1. Explore a variety of themes
2. Map the competitive landscape (i.e. emerging trends, disruptive tech, etc.)
3. React to the latest media/reports in this space
4. One-to-one engagement with other panelists

peopleExpert participation

- VPs of Sustainability
- R&D Directors
- Heads of Marketing
- Communications Leaders
- Environmental Scientists
- Plastics Recycling Researchers
- Environmental Chemists.

Adrian Minh
MSc, BEng, MEAust, ICheme
I am a chemical engineering/environmental researcher (Ph.D. in environmental engineering) who works in the field of plastic recycling, conversion of plastic waste to value-added products, find alternative feedstock to substitute the use of plastic waste. Besides, I am also the reviewer of the journal of Resources, Conservation & Recycling (ELSEVIER), Waste Management (ELSEVIER), and Valorization of waste to value-added products (WILEY). Currently, I am dealing with many plastics recycling projects (Thermal degradation of plastic waste, biodegradation of plastic waste, segregation of plastic waste for recycling) to find a sustainable and feasible route for a circular economy.
Virender Kumar
Technical Consultant at Defence Projects
I watch this space of "recycle" very closely for any innovations or developments. In India, plastic waste generation is a major problem for which multiple approaches are being adopted. Through the mode of this panel, I would strive to learn more about this issue and strategies that are being used to mitigate the challenge elsewhere in the world.
Christine Yolin
Specialist in sustainable waste management and circular economy (Europe, Japan and developing countries)
I have knowledge and experience in waste related topics, mainly from business, legislative and consumers' behavioral perspectives, esp. in Europe and Japan. I'm currently member of the board "Inspiring Consumers to Recycle" and appreciate the insightful discussions with other experts. I started my career in France as consultant in the environmental department of the German Chamber of Commerce in Paris. We mainly provided information and support to export companies, with a particular focus on European legislation concerning packaging (large part of it being in plastic). In Japan since 2013, I researched about the recycling and waste management industry and market in Japan. Further I was involved in a Staff Enhancement Program during which I introduced Japanese and European know-how and best practices to Indonesian government officers so that they could improve waste management in their home country. Plastic is one of the most common and problematic waste and is now at the center of many sustainability programs. Considering my background, I’m particularly aware and interested in the recent EU rules to reduce marine litter (according to which selected single-use plastic products will be under reduction targets or ban) and the recent import ban enforced by the Chinese government that causes great turmoil on the Japanese archipelago. I would be delighted to discuss this very hot topic with other experts and would be very pleased if my contribution could help make the oceans cleaner.
Anvesha Poswal
Marketer | Digital & Brand Strategist | Top 50 Digital Leaders India CMO Asia | Adobe Digi100
With a strong sustainability vision at L’Oreal, I work on driving the communication to the relevant stakeholders & building a strong brand equity. I have an experience of working at India’s largest paint company as well, where sustainability was a major focus as well. Looking forward to learning & contributing on this panel!
Gerard Dumanc
Associate Professor of Chemistry and the Huie Dellmon Trust Endowed Professor of Science at LSU - Alexandria
I am chemistry professor with strong research interests especially in sustainable development and environmental chemistry. In 2005, I won my first International Award for my research plan involving the utilization of cottonseed oil wastes as diesel replacement fuel sponsored by Bayer and the United Nations Environment Program. With my knowledge and experience in environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and sustainable development, I would be able to provide practical and theoretical insights into the future of circular economy for sustainable plastic products. My knowledge and experience as a Chemical Safety Officer and Analytical Chemist will also be essential as we delve into the topic related to plastic raw materials and enablers that allow products and packaging to be contamination-free.

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“I like that I can do this when I have time,
and there is no set schedule.”

Eric Allen, Senior Manager, Supply Chain at EY

“I find the topics engaging and I love the
flexibility of checking in and providing insights
at my convenience.”

Kimberly Underwood, Consultant at Underwood Consulting

“Great platform, great questions and topics.
The potential to earn a little more money for
participating is nice as well.”

Oren Birks, Sr. Director of IT at PBI-Gordon

“I really enjoy being on the panels, sharing
information and reading the perspective of the
other panelists. It is quite intriguing and most
all of the panelists are quite bright.”

Patty Soltis, CX Strategist at Kinetic Edge Consultants

“Very interactive, informative and without
any inherent bias. This is as good a collaborative
platform as you can get.”

Pinaki Banerjee, Program Director at ITC InfoTech

“It is a perfect platform not just to share
but to learn and stay updated.”

Armando Leyva, HR Director at 360º HC

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The Future of Circular Economy for Sustainable Plastic Products & Packaging