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Plastics in Carbon Neutral and Biocircular Economy

16.12.2020 08.30–16.00
Tapahtuman sijainti
LAB University of Applied Sciences
Mukkulankatu 19, LAHTI
and webinar
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 seminar will be held in English and it will be organized as a hybrid format: participant can be on the spot at LahtiCampus or online. Pre-registration is obligatory.

The seminar 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)

Due to COVID-19 situation organizer can limit the number of participants at Campus or arrange seminar only as a webinar.

Tapahtuman agenda

Plastics-seminar / webinar (time EET)

16.12.2020 08.30–16.00


8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Opening of the seminar, Vesa Kärhä, Finnish Plastics Industries Federation
9.15 The upcoming policy framework for bio-plastics outlined in the new Circular Economy Action Plan & Views on the discussed EU plastic tax, Silvia Forni, EC - Directorate-General for Environment 9.45  Green Lahti – European Green Capital 2021, Milla Bruneau
10.15 Boosting bioplastic innovations, Sauli Eerola, Muovipoli Oy

10.30 Break

10.45 Carbon neutral plastics in packaging industry, Josefina Pönkkä, Wipak Oy
11.15 Case Wiitta, Wille Viittanen, Wiitta Oy

11.45 Lunch

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

14.00 Coffee

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

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