Sustainable solutions for bio-based bioplastics.
The European project BIO-PLASTICS
its Stakeholders by organising an online opportunity for discussion,
reflection and interaction on todayís major issues linked to the
reference models and the solutions represented by biomaterials -
biodegradable, compostable and renewable - in support of the EUís
strategy for a Circular Plastics Economy.
Assobioplastici, CNR, TICASS and the University of Bologna are offeringtheir
vision of the transition to a Circular Economy which is changing our way of
managing plastics. It will be an opportunity to explore and developcrucial
issues together with citizens, companies, institutions, universities and
SAVE THE DATE!
Information on how to take part will be
Tuesday 24 November - Circular Bioeconomy
The objectives of this first morning are: to gather information
and provide food for thought on the Italian situation with regard to the
challenges of the Circular Economy; to illustrate the Circular Bioeconomy
models which analyse the factors dissipating resources that could
otherwise be put to good use in combating climate change, particularly byimproving
soil fertility; and to bring to the publicís attention the national
champions of the Circular Economy that have reached objectives and paved
the way for innovative models that are the example of Italy in Europe.
Wednesday 25 November - Applications in the
In keeping with the key provision of Responsible Research and
Innovation, the second day promotes the alignment of research processes
and results, through scientific and economic networks, with the values,
needs and aspirations of the major components of society, for instance companies
and consortia in the sector and citizens in their role as stakeholders.
Through the testimony of people from the world of research and business,
we offer you stimuli and reflections on the state of the art of the
innovative solutions offered by compostable and/or biodegradable
bio-based bioplastics. The discussion will focus on the strategic role
that these materials play in agrifood applications, such as food
packaging and agricultural products, without neglecting the crucial
aspects of human safety, environmental eco-sustainability and the circular
Thursday 26 November - Business Models for
The widespread presence of plastics in our seas and ocean, coupled with
greater consumer awareness, have increased the demand for bio-based and
compostable plastics which, if managed correctly, can return to the earth
as natural fertilisers through industrial composting processes. This
property has led to many different applications, most notably in the
packaging sector, with numerous examplescurrently on the market. We discuss
this topic with the experts, highlighting the commitment but also
demonstrating how Italy has a clear vision of what the bioeconomy can offer
the current system of production and consumption.