Plasticity event set for Shanghai in April

Plasticity event set for Shanghai in April

Annual event examines global diversion and recycling options for plastic.

February 5, 2016

The fifth annual Plasticity Forum will be held in Shanghai April 27-28, 2016, at the Andaz Hotel in that city’s Xintiandi district.

According to the event’s organizers, “China has just signed on to the World Plastics Council (which is a sponsor of this event), and the event is timed to coincide with the large Chinaplas trade show, which is one of the largest in the world for the plastic industry.”

Also participating in the 2016 Plasticity Forum will be officials from Jiangsu Province, “who are leading the way in China in an effort to create a strong circular economy system within their industrial parks and business communities,” says Doug Woodring of the Ocean Recovery Alliance, the lead organizer and founder of the event.

“We are pleased to be hosting our fifth annual event in Shanghai, where sustainability, innovation and design are coming together to maximize the benefits that plastic offers as a material, both for primary use, and in the way it is transformed for use in the growing circular economy of resource optimization,” states Woodring.

He continues, “Plasticity is about sharing leading knowledge on how to scale up the solutions that already exist, or opportunities which are just being introduced to the market. When combined with processes, new business models and policies, they inspire innovation, job creation and results, for a world without the waste footprint – a circular economy of resource optimization.”

This year’s Plasticity event will include a half-day workshop on April 28 titled "Products and Packaging - Designing Sustainability." Partners for the workshop include Successful Design, CBi China Bridge and Green Initiatives.

A video recapping the 2015 Plasticity event in Cascais, Portugal, can be found here.