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New Markets for Recycled Plastics

Updated: Feb 5, 2019

The recent shut-down of export markets for post-consumer and other recovered plastics has greatly exacerbated the problem of plastic waste. Much better utilisation of recycled materials is urgently required. This seminar will explore three different approaches from leading plastics recyclers, Replas and Envorinex, and innovative product designers, qDesign. It will also include an update on the use of recovered plastics in road making and a tour through the Replas Environmental Centre.

The seminar program is as follows:

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm Registration 6:00 – 6:05 pm Welcome Kevin Thomson Event coordinator, SPE: A-NZ Section 6:05 – 6:30 pm Turning Plastic Waste into Durable Products Kelvin Agg, Replas Recycled Plastic Products

6.30 pm to 7.00 pm Tour of Replas Environmental Centre Mark Jacobsen, Replas Recycled Plastic Products 7.00 pm to 7.25 pm Breaking the Barriers to Plastics Recycling Mike Grima, qDesign 7.25 pm to 7.40 pm Plastics Recycling in Road Making Jess Coldrey, ARRB Research Intern 7.40 pm to 8.05 pm Recycling Plastics into Injection Moulded and Extruded Products Mike Turner/Jenny Brown, Envorinex – Innovative Sustainable Solutions 8.05 pm to 8.10 pm Closing Remarks Kevin Thomson, Event Coordinator, SPE: A-NZ Section 8.10 pm to 9.00 pm Networking session with finger food and drinks

This event is sponsored by Replas

Adequate street parking will be available

For further information contact Kevin Thomson on 0438 155 815 or

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