The negative image of plastics is mainly due to plastic waste, especially packaging waste. Yet plastics are in themselves an excellent packaging material. For example, they are lightweight, food-compatible, inexpensive and can be shaped into a wide variety of forms. The industry is working flat out on the recyclability and circular economy of plastic packaging.
In K-Talk 8 Guido Marschall discusses with his panelists what is currently already possible, what is already being worked on, and what goals must be achieved in the future so that plastics are part of the solution and not the problem in the packaging sector.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Josef Endres
Head of the Institute for Plastics and Recycling Technology Leibniz Universität Hannover