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Consumer and Environmental Trends in Plastics: Reuse. Recycle.

It's time that we refresh our thinking on how we could better focus on plastics waste management. The Chinese import ban on plastics and subsequent recycling overflow have given us an opportunity to get ready for the future. Solutions can be achieved if we can make a concerted effort in near future and beyond.

With the aforementioned challenges that we face in Victoria, The Australian Institute of Packaging and The Society of Plastic Engineers: ANZ section, have jointly organised this technical event: Consumer and Environmental Trends in Plastics: Reuse and Recycle

This AIP/SPE Joint Technical Dinner will be designed as a panel with key topics and trends being discussed openly by the guest speakers, allowing for questions from the attendees.

The panel will discuss the current global issues around "Plastics and the Circular Economy", "Oxo Degradable Plastics", the shift towards "Sustainable Packaging", better understanding of the current "Recycling Issues and Trends", such as moving away from single-use plastics and how you can actually make an impact personally by buying recycled products.

Other areas for discussion will be how compostable bioplastics can assist in the diversion of organic waste from landfill and utilising compostable bioplastics for foodservice disposables.

Panel members discussions and 2 course dinner with beer or wine

Richard Fine, Founder, Product Development and Sustainability Director, BioPak

Kurt Palmer, Director-AIEN, Business Development Manager - Steinert Australia

Dr Sean O'Malley, Research and Technical Manager, Planet Ark

Mark Jacobsen, Director of Marketing, Repeat Plastics Australia

Parking is available at Riversdale Road Golfers & Function Car Park

For further information contact Muthu Pannirselvam on 0451 902 123 or

This is a joint seminar between SPE:A-NZ and AIP.

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