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Microplastics, users’ responsibilities

Updated: Aug 9



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

Venue: Zoom



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Program:


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.mah@basf.com

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.



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