Plastics Waste and Recycling

Professor Peter Halley of the University of Queensland will cover how research can be targeted to address technological barriers for recycling of polymeric materials, which in turn further enables the transition to a circular economy.


Paul Luckman of the new CRC Fight Food Waste will discuss the important role which plastics play in reducing food waste keeping in mind that 40% of all the food we produce goes to waste. The new CRC will focus on reducing food waste throughout the supply chain, transform unavoidable waste into innovative high-value co-products and engage with industry and consumers to deliver behavioural change.


Envorinex is dedicated to providing innovative and proven polymer product solutions for plastics waste. The team at Envorinex is continually researching and developing environmentally responsible and 100% recyclable products. The presentation will demonstrate the success with implementing innovative solutions using injection moulding and extrusion processes.


The seminar will conclude with a video prepared by The Plastics Collective on their work in the Asia Pacific region with remote communities in finding solutions for their plastics waste. The Plastics Collective’s solution is based on 3 fundamental pillars and is the brainchild of Louise Hardman. These pillars are Empower people with knowledge, Innovate new designs and materials and Create with practical and reliable tools and machinery, such as the Shruder machine. The Shruder program (machinery and training) provides communities an end-to-end plastic recycling solution to produce valuable recycled plastic output in the form of shredded raw material, filament/cord and moulded products.

Supported by PARTEC


Date/Time: Thursday, 26th March 2019, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Venue: PARTEC, 1030 Cavendish Road, Mt. Gravatt, QLD 4122


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The seminar program is as follows:


5.30 pm to 6:00 pm Registration and refreshments

6:00 pm to 6:05 pm Welcome

Dr. Paul Luckman, Research Fellow, University of Queensland and Event Coordinator QLD, SPE: A-NZ Section


6:05 pm to 6:15 pm

Introduction to PARTEC,

Roger Cater, CEO, PARTEC


6:15 pm to 6:25 pm

The role of research in enabling recycling in a circular economy

Professor Peter Halley, University of Queensland, St Lucia


6:25 pm to 6:50 pm

The fight food waste CRC and the influence of plastics

Dr. Paul Luckman, Research Fellow, University of Queensland


6:50 pm to 7:20 pm

Break, refreshments and finger food


7:20 pm to 7:50 pm

Recycling Plastics into Injection Moulded and Extruded Products

Jenny Brown, MD, Envorinex – Innovative Sustainable Solutions, Tas


7:50 pm to 8:00 pm

Plasticity Pacific and the Shruder, Video, The Plastics Collective,

Prepared by Louise Hardman and introduced by Dr. Paul Luckman


8:00 pm to 8:10 pm

Announcements and closing remarks

Dr. Paul Luckman, Research Fellow, University of Queensland and Event Coordinator QLD, SPE: A-NZ Section


8:10 pm to 9:00 pm

Refreshments and networking




For more information contact Dr. Paul Luckman on 0437 499 900 with email: p.luckman@uq.edu.au or Han Michel by email: hanmichel@bigpond.com and mobile: 0416 168 255

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