Masterclass – Chemical Recycling: A novel opportunity for the GCC plastics industry
12PM GST | 10AM CEST | 13:30PM IST | 4PM SGT
Plastics play an integral part in our everyday life. While delivering its several benefits, it is imperative that we realize that it has a significant place in the economy. According to a recent study by GPCA, it is seen that the current recycling rate in the UAE is almost 7%. The opportunities for higher investments in recycling are immense not only from an environmental perspective but also from a job creation and value retention view. As the global plastics demand is expected to triple by 2050, the industry is making strides towards a circular model which offers both rich in economic and environmental value.
To aid this movement, several brand owners are making considerable efforts to increase its use of recycled content to 25% and recyclable plastic packaging to 100% by 2025. Although this is a tremendous opportunity, mechanical recycling comes with its own set of challenges to help the industry achieve these commitments. Transformational technologies also known as chemical recycling which includes methods such as purification, depolymerization or even converts plastics waste into new and useful materials, could help seize the opportunity.
The webinar will shed light on the current status of chemical recycling globally, successful pilot projects and technologies adopted as well as examine its economic feasibility and the value it can bring to the GCC plastics industry. It will further delve into an engaging conversation with global leaders from the plastics value chain to share updates on solutions and opportunities poised by these innovative set of technologies.
Dr. Mark Morgan
Renewables and Specialty Chemicals
Dr. Norbert Niessner
Director Global R&D/IP
Dr. Udo Huenger
Vice President – Middle East
Group Category Purchasing Director
Head of Committees Affairs & Responsible Care® (A)
- Associate Directors
- Head of departments
- Vice President
Job functions (departments/organisation types)
- Sales and Business Development
- Technology & Innovation
- Product Development
- Product development and innovation
- Polymer Technology
- Polymer Business
- Engineering Solutions
- Polyolefins Technical Development
- Chemicals & Additives
- Packaging innovation
- Circular Economy
- Research and Development
- Plastics recycling technology companies
- Polymer producers
- Packaging solution providers
- Brand owners
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