The sixth international Plasticity Forum will aim to spark a discussion on sustainability progress in London Sept. 21.
The event at RSA House, headlined, Designing for the Future — Plastic and the Circular Economy, will be part of the London Design Festival.
Held most recently this past spring in Shanghai, the forum aims to bring together experts from across the global plastics spectrum to discuss innovation and the dynamics of scaling processes, materials and recycling to reduce waste and create value.
“Plastic is an incredibly valuable material due to its light weight, durability and versatile properties, but because of these very qualities, it is complex to handle when thrown away and the lack of infrastructure in waste and recycling around the world has not kept pace with the material's broad use,” said Doug Woodring, Plasticity's founder.
Speakers at the event include Willem De Vos, CEO of the Society of Plastics Engineers and Panjak Pancholi president of Just Egg, which makes a new polymer additive from egg shells. Entrepreneurs, innovators and designers will also join representatives from the British Plastics Federation and the City of London.
The all-day event will be held in The Great Room of the Royal Society of Arts in Covent Garden.