By Plasticity Forum


- Published on March 8, 2017 by Plasticity Forum




The Plasticity Forum is returning to the United States this year, for the 7th and 8th editions of this important and unique international plastics sustainability conference.


With growing focus on plastic pollution and the challenges it presents, the Plasticity Forum brings together motivated, like-minded experts from across the plastics spectrum to discuss the opportunities that can result as solutions are introduced. Plasticity convenes leaders to share information, network, and primarily discuss best practices about scalable, innovative solutions to reduce the waste footprint left by plastics in our communities and environment. It attracts high-level participants from brand owners, plastics product makers, NGOs, resin and biomaterial suppliers, educators, designers, consultants and more.


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By Plasticity Forum


- Published on December 2, 2016 by Plasticity Forum




The future of a sustainable plastics industry rests on bold plans that involve ditching cheap manufacturing and rethinking the design of products, processes and business models. Rather than fuelling a throwaway society, industry works together to increase the value of resin materials by prolonging their usefulness in multiple cycles of reuse and remanufacture.


Calling for reinvention on a massive scale, a sustainable industry must look beyond recycling and radically reassess value systems. So says the Plasticity Forum, an organisation set up to give designers around the world the knowledge they need to feed circular thinking into their work with client brands and the new products

they develop.


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By Plasticity Forum


- Published on September 22, 2016 by Plasticity Forum



How can product designers help in reducing plastics waste, in a world where less than 15% of all plastic ever produced gets recycled today? This was the question at the heart of the Plasticity Forum, held on 21 September as part of the London Design Festival. The goal was to help bring the design community into the big discussion on the future of plastic sustainability, giving designers the tools and know-how to become part of the solution in reducing plastics waste. The discussion has also been taking place in cities such as Rio, New York and Hong Kong.



Designers are one of the missing links to solving some of the complex solutions related to materials, designing for recycling, and societal process flow in terms of resource recovery. Those who know the issues will be better able to drive expansion of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the brands and clients they work for should be striving to meet.


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