PDM conference to study plastics “image”

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Plastics Design & Moulding (PDM) 2018 is returning to Telford, UK, this year on 19-20 June, with its conference programme set to address the “demonisation of plastics” by media and politicians, according to organisers.

The free-to-attend conference will feature speakers from the British Plastics Federation (BPF), CEEMET (the European Employers’ Association) and Made in Britain, and include a panel discussion on how the industry can improve plastic’s image. 

According to Crain Communications, PNE publisher and organiser of PDM 2018, Philip Law, director general, BPF will keynote the conference on where the plastics industry is headed.

Additionally, industry veteran and director of external affairs, BPI, Mike Baxter, will discuss the Chinese ban on plastic waste exports and the implications for the British recycling industry.

Addressing the issue of the image of plastics, Kinza Sutton, marketing manager, Plastipak, will explore why plastic has become “enemy number one.”

“[Sutton will be] looking at how myths and negativity being perpetuated by the media and politicians are affecting public opinion,” said a 13 Feb Crain press release.

Additionally, upstream and downstream waste management solutions will be discussed during the conference, which also includes a presentation on stopping ocean plastics by Professor Ed Kosior, CEO and head consultant, Nextek.

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