Date - 2 November 2021 | Barcelona, Spain
Time - 09:00 - 12:30 CET | Ticket Price - €349 + VAT
Join a morning session to get the lowdown and whether bio-based materials could be the right alternative to make your packaging more sustainable.
Bio-based materials, including bioplastic, are often lauded as a sustainable solution for packaging and an alternative to current materials, so what is their potential? What solutions are available? How can they contribute and fit into your waste management plans? What do consumers think of them?
This interactive morning session, led by Total Corbion PLA, will provide a platform for you to find out about the latest trends and developments in bio-based materials for packaging and ask your burning questions.
From the ‘beginning-of-life’ to the ‘end-of-life’:
**Tickets must be bought alongside a 2-day conference ticket**
- Beginning-of-life: Quantis will host a session on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of biobased materials, which will start with an interactive game on the life cycle of bioplastics and will be followed by a presentation on the LCA of biobased products (1st, 2nd and 3rd generation). Quantis will guide you through the relevant terminology, different feedstock types for biobased products and present a case study comparing different bioplastics.
- Use-phase: How can bioplastics improve the sustainability of your packaging in the ‘use-phase’ of the product/package: Total Corbion PLA will present PLA as an example of a commercial bioplastic.
- End-of-life: Which end-of-life options are there for biobased plastics?
- End-of-life options for bioplastics: Total Corbion PLA will provide an overview of the various end-of-life options for bioplastics.
- Advantages of biodegradability: Total Corbion PLA will explain the potential sustainability advantages of compostable plastics. The LCA on different types of packaged products will be presented to help you choose when to use this end-of-life feature.
- Recycling of bioplastics: Mechanical recycling of PLA bioplastics is already a reality. To expand the possibilities even further, Total Corbion PLA is developing chemical recycling of PLA bioplastics. With chemical recycling the material loop can be closed and products can be produced with recycled content that have identical properties and certifications as ‘virgin’ PLA.