This webinar, organised by Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and Cré, aims to address the real-world problems of current plastics and the challenges of developing sustainable environmentally friendly plastics.
BioPost will focus on using commercially available and indigenous novel biodegradable polymers and develop composites suitable for packaging applications and evaluate their end-of-life options; separation from mixed plastic waste, recyclability, compostability and biodegradability under standard industrial conditions.
This stakeholder event is at the start of the project and will look to get feedback on aspects on labelling of compostables products, where compostable products can be used and identifying what policies are needed to support compostables. Participants will be assigned to a virtual breakout room to debate one of these topics.
Speakers include: Prof Ramesh Babu, Trinity College Dublin and Paul McDonald, Department of Environment, Climate and Communications.
You can register for the event here.
The BIOPOST research project is led by Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and Cré. It is funded by the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020. The programme is financed by the Irish Government.
It is administered on behalf of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment by the EPA, which has the statutory function of co-ordinating and promoting environmental research. The project is jointly funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.