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Plastics in Carbon Neutral and Biocircular Economy

Event date and time
16.12.2020 09.00–14.30
Event location
LAB's role
How plastics can help us to achieve carbon neutrality and how plastics help in reducing greenhouse gas emissions? The seminar will present the latest research results as well as business examples of bio- and circular plastics.

The webinar will be held in English.  Pre-registration is obligatory.

The webinar is free of charge.

Organizers: New Plastics Center NPC, Finnish Plastics Association and BIOSYKLI - Circular Bioeconomy in Päijät-Häme Region-project (LAB University of Applied Sciences)


Event agenda

Plastics-webinar (time EET)

16.12.2020 09.00–14.30


8.45 On-line registration

9.00 Opening of the seminar, Vesa Kärhä, Finnish Plastics Industries Federation
9.15 EU policy framework for bio-based plastics and biodegradable or compostable plastics,
Silvia Forni, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commision
9.45  Green Lahti – European Green Capital 2021, Milla Bruneau

10.15 Break

10.30 Boosting bioplastic innovations, Sauli Eerola, Muovipoli Oy
10.50 Carbon neutral plastics in packaging industry, Tuija Suur-Hamari, Wipak Oy
11.10 Case Wiitta, Wille Viittanen, Wiitta Oy

11.30 Break

11.45 Biosykli – Circular Bioeconomy in Lahti Region, Vesa Taitto,
The Finnish Plastics Association
12.00 PHA production from sludge, Merja Kontro, University of Helsinki
12.20 Power to plastics, Ville Uusitalo, LUT University

12.40 Break

13.15 Neste's approach to renewable and circular carbon solutions, Maiju Helin, Neste Oyj
13.45 Biobased plastics in circular economy, Anna Fråne, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute & Marjo Ketonen, Arctic Biomaterials Oy                     
14.15 Closing remarks

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Additional information: Project Manager Mari Sarvaala, mari [dot] sarvaalaatlab [dot] fi, tel. +358 44 708 5252