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PLASTICS' Bioplastics Division will host the sixth-annual Bioplastics Week from August 17-21, 2020. Bioplastics Week is a social media campaign created to increase visibility for bioplastics by driving digital conversations via social media posts that feature materials such as infographics, reports, blog posts, and videos. It serves as an opportunity to educate consumer and the plastics industry about bioplastics.

To participate in Bioplastics Weeks, follow along on social media using the hashtag #BioplasticsWeek or contact the Bioplastics Division liaison, Patrick Krieger

Monday, August 17 – Defining Bioplastics

What are bioplastics? In collaboration with the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit, Bioplastics Week kicks off with a webinar highlighting how industry leaders are thinking about the future of the industry. Gain a better understanding of common terms, standards, and applications for bioplastics. Hear about original projects on feedstock production and how innovative polymers are meeting the demands of consumers for new, sustainable products. Join us at 11 am ET, you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you to our Re|focus webinar series sponsors: Midland Compounding, Plastics Machinery Magazine, Plastics Recycling, and Star Plastics.

Register Here

Tuesday, August 18 – How It’s Made: Bioplastics Edition

How and where are bioplastics made? Learn more about the process, locations, and people that make bioplastics come to life.

Wednesday, August 19 – Growth Through Policy and Partnerships

The popularity of bioplastics continues to grow! On August 19, we will talk about how companies are working together to create bioplastic products. In addition, we will explain different types of policies and programs that can impact the industry, such as the USDA BioPreferred Program’s product labeling and the European Commission’s European Green Deal Framework.

Thursday, August 20 – Bioplastic Innovations

PLASTICS is proud to announce the winner of the 2020 Innovation in Bioplastics Award! The bioplastics industry is a cradle of innovation, marrying science and sustainability to create unique polymers and products. PLASTICS will spend the entire day highlighting industry breakthroughs. 

Friday, August 21 – Experts in Bioplastics

Learning about bioplastics doesn’t have to happen only one week a year. We will share resources that you can explore to keep updated on events, developments, new products, and other industry bioplastics information.

To participate, follow the event hashtag #BioplasticsWeek. Post, like, and retweet throughout the week!

Questions? Please contact Patrick Krieger at pkrieger@plasticsindustry.org.

Want to join the Plastics Industry Association and partner in future events like this? Find out more here. 

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