June event will highlight innovations in plastic recycling and corporate sustainability
Cascais, PORTUGAL and HONG KONG, 21-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Plasticity Forum will hold its 4th annual conference on June 8th and 9th in Cascais, Portugal. The forum will bring together global business leaders and experts to present innovative solutions to address the growing plastic pollution and marine litter problem.
This year’s forum theme is “Designing for Circularity, Customer Engagement, Reverse Supply Chains and Reaching Scale.”
Plasticity Forum is unique in its focus on upstream solutions, which prevent plastic pollution before impacting our communities or entering our waters. The agenda includes several companies which are leading the way in plastic recycling and transforming plastic waste into revenue streams. This year’s event will also feature a keynote presentation on a new report on Plastic-to-Fuel.
“ACC is excited to be announcing a report completed with Ocean Recovery Alliance to help unlock the potential for plastic-to-fuel technologies to deliver economic and environmental benefits to communities around the world,” said Steve Russell, Vice President of Plastics for the American Chemistry Council. “We look forward to debuting a new report at Plasticity Forum which documents how these technologies are turning used plastic into value, as well as a publically available financial modeling tool that will help communities find the right technology to meet their needs.”
Other keynote speakers include Dr. Mike Biddle of MBA Polymers, and Andrew Morlet of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The two-day event will include presentations from over 20 innovators and experts from across the globe and a welcome message from the Mayor of Cascais, Dr. Carlos Carrerais. For a full list of speakers and agenda, please visit www.plasticityforum.com.
The event venue will be the Pousada de Cascais – Cidadela Historic Hotel, a historic fortress which faces the Atlantic Ocean, now converted into a luxurious resort. The event will also include a special dinner at The Presidential Palace in Cascais for all attendees.
About Plasticity Forum
The Plasticity Forum is a cross section of thinkers and those who appreciate scale to expedite the solutions and innovations that exist today to keep plastic from becoming a problem for our communities and environment. Plasticity offers a global discussion and perspective on solutions, how to standardize across products or industries, and how to bring about new opportunities in production and recovery operations. For tickets and more information, visit www.plasticityforum.com.
About Ocean Recovery Alliance
Ocean Recovery Alliance brings together new ways of thinking, technologies, creativity and collaborations in order to introduce innovative projects and initiatives that help to improve our ocean environment. It has two projects with the Clinton Global Initiative focused on the reduction of plastic pollution, and is one of the only NGOs in the world to be working with both the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Oceans. Ocean Recovery Alliance organizes the annual Plasticity Forum, which is held in a different city each year. For more information, visit www.oceanrecov.org.
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