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Environmental awareness is increasing exponentially in society, generating the need to obtain more sustainable products. One of the alternatives within the framework of Circular Economy is the development and use of bioplastics. Nowadays, there is a wide range of biodegradable and/or compostable products. These terms so use may cause confusion; that is why we must dive into every definition. 

In order to achieve a global knowledge of the state of biopolymers in different areas it is essential to know the appropriate terminology, the types of bioplastics, the required laboratory tests, the diverse elements intervening in biodegradation speed and rate according to the environment, the requirements to obtain the certifications as well as the recommended use for this type of products. 

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Objectives

  • To know the differences between biopolymer, biodegradable, compostable and composting process.
  • To distinguish the main existing biomaterials in the market and their applications.
  • To know the regulations applicable to these materials/products.
  • To learn about laboratory tests related biodegradability and industrial/home compostability processes.
  • To identify the main certification and eco-labelling systems.

Who is it aimed at?

  • Technicians in the plastics industry, raw materials, and waste managers.
  • Technical students who want to familiarise themselves with and explore the possibilities presented by bioplastics.
  • Professionals from plastic packaging, agricultural and cosmetic sectors.
  • Priority registration will be given to industrial companies and clients associated to AIMPLAS.

Programme

1. Bioplastics overview.

  • Bioplastics groups.
  • Market and current situation.
  • Applications.

2. Key concepts.

  • Biodegradability and the environment.
  • Compostable materials/products.
  • Composting process.

3. Biodegradability and compostability processes.

  • Biodegradation in compost, soil, water and marine.
  • Industrial compostability.
  • Home compostability.

4. Certification and eco-labelling systems.

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