2019 Bio-Based Plastic Packaging Workshop – how can bioplastics contribute to your packaging sustainability?

Join a morning session to get the lowdown and whether bio-based materials could be the right alternative to make your packaging more sustainable.

Bio-based materials, including bioplastic, are often lauded as a sustainable solution for packaging and an alternative to current materials, so what is their potential? What solutions are available? How can they contribute and fit into your waste management plans? What do consumers think of them? BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE* >

*Tickets to the pre-conference workshop must be bought in conjunction with a two-day conference ticket

This interactive morning session, led by Corbion, will provide a platform for you to find out about the latest trends and developments in bio-based materials for packaging and ask your burning questions.

09:00 - 12.30 - Agenda: Going from ‘beginning-of-life’ to ‘end-of-life’:

  • Beginning-of-life: Quantis will host a session on the LCA of Biobased materials. Quantis developed a LCA game with which the workshop will be started. After the game they will present the LCA to bio-based products (1st, 2nd and 3rd generation) and guide you through terminology, different feedstocks for biobased products and present a case study. 
  • Use-phase: how can bioplastics add sustainability to your packaging in the ‘use-phase’ of the product/package: Corbion will present about PLA as example of a commercial bioplastic and PEF as example of an innovative bioplastic. 
  • End-of-life: Which end-of-life options are there for biobased plastics?
    • End-of-life options for bioplastics: Total Corbion PLA will provide an overview of the various end-of-life options for bioplastics.
    • Advantages of biodegradability: Total Corbion PLA will explain about potential sustainability advantages of compostable plastics. A LCA study on different types of packaged products will be presented to help you choose when to use this end-of-life feature. 
    • Recycling of bioplastics: Most ‘material-value’ is maintained when choosing for mechanical recycling as end-of-life option. Looplife will present about its commercial activities in mechanical recycling of PLA into rPLA and will show that recycling of PLA bioplastics is already a reality.