About: The session will explore emerging technologies addressing the plastics pollution problem. It will consider topics such as: the role of bio based plastics, the potential for chemical recycling, and innovative plastic substitutes. Crucially, we will address current confusion over terminology (biobased, biodegradable, compostable), the challenge language poses to industry and how this is being addressed.

Details: Wed 16th September, 10.00 – 10.15, Stage 1

Keynote Address: Dr. Sarah Hickingbottom, CEO, BioVale



PANEL DISCUSSION plus Q&A: Tackling the plastic pollution challenge?

Details: Wed 16th September, 10.15 – 11.15, Stage 1

Host: Dr. Sarah Hickingbottom, CEO, BioVale

Featured Panelists:

  • Dr. Mark Gronnow, Process Development Unit Leader, Biorenewables Development Centre (York)
  • Dr. Ir. Willem Sederel, Chair, Biobased Delta (Netherlands)