Transforming plastic waste into a valuable resource: a key topic for Sydney’s Plasticity Forum
The ninth global Plasticity Forum will feature world-renowned experts across manufacturing and construction, including entrepreneurs, financiers, plastics recovery experts and brand owners, who will discuss the big ideas on innovation, sustainability and business successes driving new plastics circular economies. The forum will be held at the Maritime Museum in Sydney’s Darling Harbour on 31 October 2017.
As the only global conference focused solely on plastic sustainability, a key area of discussion will be Australasia’s recycling efforts, which are under threat from China’s new ‘National Sword’ policy that is disrupting the region’s plastic scrap marketplace. Rather than focusing on the doom, this changed circumstance offers opportunities for new and existing businesses across a range of industries.
Internationally renowned speakers taking part in the ‘TED Talk style’ forum include Dr Steve Wong, founder and MD of Fukutomi Company Limited and a top player in the international plastic scrap market; Nev Hyman, founder and chairman of Nev Housem which provides innovative and affordable housing solutions using recycled materials; and Stuart Clark, CEO of Foy Group, an Australian company with patented technology to convert end-of-life, non-recyclable waste plastics to road-ready fuel.
Other presenters include Phill White, co-founder of Circular Economy and creator of Blockcycle, a world first blockchain platform with partner Coca-Cola; Rob Dvorak, plant manager of Visy Plastics, one of the leading recycling facilities that recycles PET and HDPE bottles back to food-grade pellets; and Dr Karen Raubenheimer, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, who is currently assessing the effectiveness of relevant international, regional and sub-regional governance strategies and approaches.
Further speakers are set to be announced over the coming weeks.
Date: Tuesday 31 October 2017
Time: 8.30am to 6.30pm – includes a full day conference, refreshments and networking drinks
Address: Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour 2000
Tickets: Tickets are limited. Contact Plasticity Forum Sydney for more details or a registration form.
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