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Episode 10: Plastics Recycling in the Future

Updated: Jul 30, 2021

Presented by the Industrial Chemistry Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)

This webinar is Episode 10 and part of a 10-Episodes virtual webinar series, a collaboration between the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), Society of Chemical Industries (SCI) and the Society of Plastics Engineers: Australia-New Zealand Section (SPE: A-NZ Section).

This topic supports local Australian manufacturing consisting of value-chain players and recycled content.

The scientific community of academia, education and manufacturing, powered by RACI, SCI and SPE-ANZ Section, has never been more enthusiastic and united to correct the public’s perception of plastics.

Is it a problem, benefit or a game-changer?

The collaboration between these association groups has secured a number of national and international speakers to bring you this webinar series which will be show-casing innovations, challenges, sustainable uses, recycling and the future of plastics nationally and globally.

The collaboration partners acknowledge the sponsorships by BASF Australia, Foundry Intellectual Property, Qenos and Reckitt Benckiser


Date/Time: Tuesday 3rd August 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm AEST

For registrations and additional information go to the Events page on the RACI website:

SPE members can attend these webinars using a free code. For more information on the code please contact

SPE members for registration:

contact Han Michel on email or mobile:0416 168 255



Venue: Webinar Zoom

Program: 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm AEST

Welcome and acknowledgements

Dr. Steve Petinakis


The 2019-20 APCO consumption and recycling data report for packaging

Dr. Helen Lewis, Consultant to the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation, Sydney

What does the Future look like for Polymers

Professor Edward Kosior, Nextek, Bronte, NSW

New plastics recycling plants in Australia

Paul Miskell, General Manager Operations, Astron Sustainabilty, PACT Group, Sydney

Speakers panel with Q&A

Dr. Steve Petinakis, Chair

Thank you and closing remarks RACI Recycling Episode series

Dr. Yvonne Mah, RACI and BASF Australia, Melbourne

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