Advances in Sustainable Plastic Degradation

Organizer: Love-Ese Chile, Bioplastic Specialist and Consultant, Grey to Green Sustainable Solutions, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sustainable (bio-derived or biodegradable) plastics have a variety of waste management and recovery options, however, there has been little development of infrastructure and technology to support these processes. This symposium aims to highlight the advances in the waste recovery part of the sustainable plastic lifecycle. Speakers will share their exploration into design strategies for enhanced biodegradation, mechanical, chemical and/or biological recycling of sustainable polymers. Participants will leave with insight into how waste management of sustainable plastics can be further developed to instigate a truly circular plastics economy.