The two-day China & Asia Circular Plastics Summit 2022, taking place Jan. 12-13, will focus on plastic recycling market trends in that part of the world, according to conference organizer Apex International.
Presentations at the event will offer forecasts through 2024, including a forecast for plastic scrap’s market share; plastic packaging design and innovations intended to reduce the cost of recycling; and “building a circular value chain for [the] chemical recycling of plastics.”
Other topics addressed include advances in injection molding tied to plastic recycling, potential circular economy systems in health care plastics and other aspects of the closed loop plastics supply chain.
“Addressing the [recycling] challenge requires engaging the entire plastics value chain, from polymer manufacturers to brands to waste haulers, in order to create truly systemic solutions,” states Apex in its conference background description.
Sponsors of the event include petrochemical firms Dow and Total and Finland-based scrap-to-fuels company Neste. Presenters are drawn from a wide variety of companies, including IHS Markit, Danone, Tupperware and the China Plastics Reuse and Recycling Association (CPRRA).
The conference is taking place at the Parkline Century Park Hotel in Shanghai. However, overseas attendees currently face a 21-day quarantine to enter the People’s Republic of China. Thus, Apex says it is offering a “hybrid” that also allows those registering to attend in an online format.
More information on the two-day conference can be found on this web page.