Konferenca ZNANSTVENI VIDIK VPLIVA MIKROPLASTIKE NA NARAVO IN DRUŽBO

17. september, 2019

Inženirska akademija Slovenije skupaj s SAPEA in Fakulteto za kemijo in kemijsko tehnologijo organizira konferenco

A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE ON MICROPLASTICS IN NATURE AND SOCIETY”, including “PLASTIC RECYCLING” and “BIO POLYMERS IN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES OF THE FUTURE”

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PROGRAM:

9.00 – 9.30    Coffee and information for journalist: SAPEA representatives and organizers will present the content and purpose of the conference.

Morning section:    Chair: Prof. dr. Karin Stana Kleinschek

9.30  –   10.00        Welcome          

Dr. Mark Pleško, IAS President

 Prof. Dr. Jurij Svete, Dean UL FCCT

Dr. Jernej Štromajer, State Secretary at Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of Slovenia

10.15 – 10.30        Dr. Zoran Stančič, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Slovenia :

Presentation of EU general view about the environmental challenges     in nature and society

 10.30 -11.00        Dr. Gabriela Kalcikova, SAPEA:

The presentation of the SAPEA Evidence Review Report on micro- and   nanoplastic pollution, published in January 2019.       

Complete Report is available at: www.sapea.info/microplastics

11.00 – 11.30          Prof. Wouter Poortinga, SAPEA: Plastics in society: on people, policies    and behaviour

11.30 – 12.30        Panel discussion moderated by: Prof. dr. Karin Stana Kleinschek

Topics to be discussed:

  • Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Lobnik; University of Maribor: Challenges of plastic recycling
  • Prof. Dr. Pedro Fardim, President of the European Polysaccharides network of excellence (EPNOE)/University of Leuven: Bio polymers pro and contra
  • Dr. Ivana Vinković Vrček, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health: Safety and risk assessment of micro/nanoplastics
  • Dr. Branka Viltužnik, Director for Research and Innovation of the Company Plastika Skaza: Industrial view on environment issues and usability of the new technologies
  • Mateja Mešl; Director of the Institute for the Cellulose and Paper, Ljubljana: Cellulose and other biopolymers in paper industry

12.30 – 13.30       Light Lunch

Afternoon section: Chair: Prof. Dr. Andreja Žgajner Gotvajn 

13.30 – 14.00          Dr. Joel Wallecan, Cargill: Nature-derived alternatives to plastics – an industry viewpoint

14.00 – 14.30          Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bauer, TU Graz: Application of biopolymers to          improve the barrier properties of paper and board

14.30 – 15.00          Prof. Dr. Pedro Fardim, EPNOE: Engineering biomass and biopolymers for advanced applications

15.00 – 15.30        Dr. Lisa Wikstrom, VTT: A Modern Menace: Microplastics

15.30 – 15.45         Coffee break

15.45 – 16.15        Dr. Andrej Kržan, NIC: The future of microplastic

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