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PLASTICS: CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND END OF LIFE

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Description

PLASTICS: CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND END OF LIFE

Pathway to the discovery of plastics, their recycling methods. insight into their properties and opportunities to make production chains circular.

 

Topics for this course

  • play_circle 1/2 PLASTICS AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  • play_circle 2/2 END-OF-LIFE PLASTICS: PROBLEM OR OPPORTUNITY?
Course lecturers
Gabriele Cattivello Materials Engineer

Materials Engineer specialising in sustainability, optimisation of waste management and treatment. He has always been passionate about environmental issues and is an expert in the development of industrial projects related to research and development in the Circular Economy, particularly when it comes to plastics.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

Module 1 – “PLASTICS AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

A journey of discovery of plastics: a material as versatile as it is complex. We will discover how it is produced, how it is transformed, what it looks like and what applications it has by virtue of its properties.

In the context of sustainability and the circular economy we will highlight which aspects need to be considered for the correct use of this material and its optimal recycling. We will also provide all the basic tools for a correct approach to material selection for different types of products.


Who is it addressed to?

A journey to discover the end of life of plastic. Waste with countless environmental problems or a resource that is still undervalued? We will apply the concept of circular economy to this material, discovering countless examples and technologies. We will trace the outlines of several existing supply chains and try to outline some possible future dynamics and evolutions. For each example we will try to investigate which technological and economic logic differentiates it from other possible recovery routes.


Who is it addressed to?

Module 2 is aimed at the various players active in the chain of collection, recycling or disposal of plastic waste; at those responsible for managing company waste; at recent graduates who want to study in depth issues concerning the end of life of plastic materials and, more generally, at anyone who wants to acquire the tools for a more conscious choice of material for their products and services.

PROGRAMME

MODULE 1

Introduction to plastics

Structure Types Uses Production and processing Composites and polyacetates Recycling


Families of plastics and their applications

Properties Applications Recycling possibilities Difficult-to-recycle fractions Sustainability considerations and recovery possibilities


Bioplastics

Production Difference between “Bio-based” and “Biodegradable” End-of-life Sustainability considerations and recovery possibilities

MODULE 2

Getting to know the material

Structure Types Production and processing chain (and related types of production waste) Applications (and related post-consumer plastic waste)


The regulatory framework

Waste classification Structure and functioning of recovery consortia Perspectives opened up by the extension of extended producer responsibility Considerations of raw material price dynamics and environmental contribution


Recovery chains

The recovery hierarchy Sorting and separation technologies Thermo-mechanical recycling Chemical recycling/Pyrolysis/Gasification/ Combustion/Thermal recovery Case studies and technical and sustainability considerations

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Streaming webinar


PREREQUISITES to participate in Module 2: Basic knowledge of different types of plastics, participation in Module 1 welcome

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