SESSION D10 / Glass Room / 20 May 2022 / 15:00 - 16:00
Workshop: Future of single-use consumer products
Chair / Presidente: Johann Fellner (AT)
Among the single use products, plastic plays an important role either positively being a very good material in terms of technical performance, either negatively due to the adverse environmental impact when disposed in an uncontrolled way.
EU issued recently a Directive addressing the ban of some specific items (cotton bud sticks, food containers, cutlery, etc) focusing on quality of plastics and alternative materials and/or solutions.
The workshop will discuss the most controversial issues related to this topics (which future for single use plastics, how reliable are alternative options, effectiveness of some materials bans).
Maria Cristina Lavagnolo, University of Padova (IT)
Alessandra Polettini, University of Roma La Sapienza (IT)