SIXTH SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND URBAN MINING
10TH ANNIVERSARY / CAPRI, ITALY / 18-20 MAY 2022

FOCUS SESSION III - Open issues in plastic production and recycling

CINEMA HALL / 19 May 2022 / 16:30 - 17:20
In this session a service of simultaneous translation English - Italian will be provided

Moderator:
Prof. Johann Fellner, TU Wien (AT)

Panelists:
Prof. Margherita Ferrante, University of Catania (IT)
Prof. Kerstin Kuchta, Hamburg University of Technology (DE)

The consumption of plastics has increased tremendously during the last decades. Globally, almost 400 million metric tons of plastics are produced annually. As the pace of production has increased, so have the plastic waste generation and the associated challenges. Despite the manifold advantages of plastics during their use phase, their optimal management at the end of their live cycle is still heavily debated. In the frame of the proposed session, renowned experts from academia and industry will offer their takes on appropriate plastic waste management.