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.
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.
Mohamed Hafez
Senior Lecturer at Al-Azhar University
Innovation and sustainable development with over 10 years of experience as academic work and researcher in environment and recycle of wastes was my challenge during my work. As a member of EU project was gate to develop my skills in sustainable development. Seeking for grants to support my ideas national and international. My project challenge is reducing consumption of fossil energy by conversion mixed plastics wastes into highly purified liquid fuel named as PLASTIC WASTE FUEL (PWF) as achievement way for renewable energy which lead to less expensive fuel with high purity using Pyrolysis process as eco-friendly non-environmental harmful emission. Converted plastic waste to liquid fuel and plastic wood manufacture
Florian Monlau
Charg de recherche chez APESA
In charge of the R&D activity for APESA in connection with the recovery of waste, biomass and effluents: => Setting up of national and European R&D programs and search for funding; => Coordination of scientific projects (ADEME SPIRALE, Interreg BIOPLAST). => Animation of R&D networks and organization of thematic days; => Technological transfer from laboratory scale to industrial prototype and development of new services; => Writing scientific and popular articles; Our research and service themes are around: => Methanation and Composting => Biological methanation in-situ and ex-situ => Bioremediation of effluents by culture of microalgae => Study of the biodegradability of bioplastics

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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