The fifth annual Plasticity Forum comes to Shanghai next month in conjunction with Chinaplas 2016.
The April 27 event, to be held at the Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai, brings together plastics industry leaders, environmentalists, entrepreneurs and more to explore the life cycle options for plastics. At Plasticity Forum 2016, speakers will discuss the latest developments in waste as a resource, scalable innovations in plastic for saving money, use of new materials, designing for sustainability and solutions for shrinking plastic's footprint across the world.
“Plastic is a valuable resource, but the current processes within many of our communities do not allow optimized resource recovery,” said Plasticity founder Doug Woodring in a news release announcing the Shanghai event. “Companies are now realizing that environmental sustainability has a positive impact not only on the communities they serve, but also on their own bottom line. Managing the plastic ecosystem through recycling, reuse and closed-loop methods can create jobs, save money, improve brand value and create efficiency in corporate supply chains.”
As part of this year's program, Plasticity participants also will have the option of touring Chinaplas and attending the half-day “Products & Packaging — Designing Sustainably” workshop after the forum, with partners Successful Design Organization, CBi China Bridge, Green Initiatives and Ruder Finn Public Relations.
The first forum was held in 2012 as a side event to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil. Since then, Plasticity Forum has brought together plastics industry leaders and environmentalists in Hong Kong, New York City and
More information can be found at www.plasticityforum.com