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Microplastics, users’ responsibilities
Updated: Aug 9, 2022
This is the second of our three-part series about Microplastics; the first held on 5 April 2022 (causes ‘definition’ and characterisation of Microplastics).
Never before has the plastics industry and society seen responsibility integral to solving the plastics waste and microplastics problem. Join us again to listen and discuss with experts from the sectors of Recycling, Environmental Science and Waste Recovery.
About the Microplastics series
The industrial miracle of plastics dawned in the mid 20th century. Plastics helped to solve many problems for us, however, in recent years, we have read, seen and experienced many issues related to plastics pollution in the media and elsewhere. Now a proposed draft is in preparation by the United Nations for a Treaty on Plastic Pollution by 2024; one contributing pollutant is Microplastics.
We all know that even long after a plastic articles’ initial functional purpose is finished, there can be quite a persistent pollution presence in the environment on land, in the sea and air.
Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Episode 1: 5 April - What are Microplastics – and why we should care!
Episode 2: 16 August - Microplastics, users’ responsibilities.
Episode 3: 18 October - Microplastics, are you responsible?
All plastics professionals should stay informed and up-to-date on this critical subject.
Date/Time: Tuesday, 16th Augut 2022, 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm
6:00 pm to 6:05 pm
Welcome and Introduction
Yvonne Mah, Event Coordinator, SPE: A-NZ Section
Host of speakers’ sessions, Ricki Hersburgh
Manager for questions, Neil Whelan
Survey manager, Bill Verhagen
6:05 pm to 6:35 pm
Microplastics – Solving the Environmental Impact of Microplastics
Emma Clark, CEO, Separtis, Melbourne
6:35 pm to 7:05 pm
Microplastics – Resource Recovery Perspective
Oswin Kennedy, Operations Supervisor, Cleanaway, Melbourne
7:05 pm to 7:35 pm
A Waste Plastics CRC and microplastics
Professor Chengrong Chen, Griffith University, Brisbane
7:35 pm to 8:05 pm
Q & A Panel with the presenters – and discussion
Moderated by Ricki Hersburgh, SPE: A-NZ Section
8:05 pm to 8:15 pm
SPE announcements and close
Yvonne Mah, Program Chair, SPE: A-NZ Section
For more information contact Yvonne Mah by email: Yvonne.firstname.lastname@example.org
or mobile +61 448 327 960
Cancellation policy: No refunds within seven days of the event. The seminar organisers retain the right to change the program without notice.