• Photo by Arshad Pooloo on Unsplash.
    Photo by Arshad Pooloo on Unsplash.

The topic of plastics and the circular economy will be under the microscope at a seminar run by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) next month.

The NSW Technical Seminar will be designed as a panel, with key topics and trends to be discussed by speakers and attendees.

Panellists will include Paul Klymenko (Planet Ark), Joanne Howarth (Planet Protector), Richard Fine (BioPak), and Kurt Palmer (Steinert Australia).

They will discuss the current global discussion around plastics and the circular economy; oxo degradable plastic; the shift towards sustainable packaging, current recycling Issues and trends, moving away from single-use plastics; and how consumers can make an impact by buying recycled products.

Other areas for discussion will be: how compostable bioplastics can assist in the diversion of organic waste from landfill; and utilising compostable bioplastics for foodservice disposables.

The seminar will be held on Wednesday 4 July from 3pm to 5pm at Mercure Sydney Parramatta in Rosehill.

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