The first of a series of stakeholder engagement events was successfully held on September 11, 2020 for Stakeholders in Germany hosted by the Hamburg University of Technology. Interesting topics focused on bio-based and biodegradable plastics such as material design, circular systems, environmental impacts, opportunities and challenges were discussed. The event had 60 participants and representatives from Lorentzen & Sievers, Frutania, Stadtreinigung Hamburg, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Fraunhofer LBF, Hamburg Institute of International Economics and Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research.
Picture: Organization team (Credited to Sustainable Resource and Waste Management, Hamburg University of Technology).
The online event discussed the challenges and issues of sustainable implementation of bio-based and biodegradable plastics. The key questions adressed were:
Is it the right time to use bio-based and biodegradable plastics?
Possible applications of bio-based and biodegradable plastics.
Challenges and perspectives from the industry.
Environmental impact and sustainable recycling systems for bio-based and biodegradable plastics.