In the light of the recent developments of the coronavirus situation, the Plastics Circularity Multiplier conference scheduled to take place on 14 October 2020 in Brussels, has been moved to become an online livestreamed event.
Why ‘Multiplier’? Twenty one innovation projects joined forces in 2019 to boost the efforts of the EU to move towards a circular economy for plastics. Seeking to improve value chain collaboration and create cross cooperation between EU Projects, the group is pooling its resources and expertise to 'multiply' key messages from the ecosystem of projects receiving funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The initiative is managed by EuPC, as the communication leader of Demeto, the project leading the group.
The new conference programme has been divided into three blocks of two-and-a-half hours each, spread over three mornings.
On 14 October, the programme will kick off at 10.00 with a welcome, the presentation of the Plastics Circularity Multiplier initiative, the presentation of R&D investments and Chemical Recycling (projects DEMETO, polynSPIRE, iCAREPLAST, NONTOX), and a Q/A. The programme ends at 12.30.
On 15 October, the programme opens at 10.00 with a presentation on clustering activities in EU Projects, followed by projects on Product design for recycling (Repair3D/SmartFAN, TERMINUS, DECOAT, CIRC-PACK) and Recycled plastic content in products (REMADYL, REACT), and a Q&A.
The programme ends at 12.30.
The final day is 16 October. Once again, the programme opens at 10.00 with a presentation on Innovation ecosystems / Circular Plastics Alliance. This is followed by projects relating to the Collection and sorting of plastic waste (PlastiCircle, CREAToR, Life-Repolyuse), the Monitoring of recycled plastics (PolyCE, MultiCycle) and concludes with a Q/A. The webinar closes at 12.30.
Participation in the webinar is free of charge. All those registered for the physical event will automatically be registered for the live webinar.
Further information will be available later.