On March 15, 2017 the Polymark consortium will hold a workshop and training in Brussels, Belgium, on the occasion of the Polymark project’s completion. In the scope of the EU-funded Polymark project, a novel technology was developed that enables the identification and sorting of polymers, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), in the high-value plastics waste stream (FPF reported). In particular, the project developed marker substances “to encode information regarding the properties and structure of plastic packaging.” The marker technology “successfully distinguishes between food-contact plastics and non-food-contact plastics and thus optimizes the high-value waste stream.” The workshop is intended for all stakeholders with an interest in the advancement of plastics sorting and recycling, as well as in contributing to the circular economy.

The event program and registration are available on the Polymark website. Participation is free of charge and the number of seats is limited. The workshop can also be followed online via webinar.

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Polymark (January 30, 2017). “Polymark workshop & training on novel identification technology for high-value plastics waste stream.