Ep 19 – Understanding Critical Issues in Plastics Recycling with Prof. Edward Koisor

Understanding Critical Issues in Plastics Recycling

Sustainable approaches to living in a modern society that reduce the rate of consumption of resources and the consequential impact on the planet are the need of the hour. We are now witnessing the impact of plastics in oceans and we need to respond with urgency. We need to Catch Plastics on land. Recycling of materials such as plastics and packaging is a key way to achieve this important mission.

The development of new innovations that enable recycling businesses to recover materials at higher purity and quality with lower costs are vital to boosting the recovery these valuable materials.

Prof. Edward Koisor in this Episode of Packaging Talks in conversation with Dr Rangaprasad addresses many key issues connected with recycling technologies, including use of AI & NIR for efficient processing of waste streams. He adds that brand owners will promote use of higher recycled content in packaging structures & that consumers have already started accepting these in many countries.

About Prof. Edward Koisor.

Edward has over 40 years’ experience in plastics and rubber. He has worked globally with many government and commercial organisations. Prof. Koisor is Founder & Managing Director of Nextek, a consultancy services company specialising in the recycling of plastics packaging (PET, HDPE, PP) from waste up to food grade quality as well as developing solutions for very difficult polymer materials and waste.

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Dr. R. Rangaprasad, is currently Business Head, Packaging 360, a Mumbai based knowledge service provider vertical under Catalyzing New Technology (CNT) Expositions & Services LLP. Packaging 360 is a comprehensive knowledge sharing ecosystem for the Indian packaging industry (www.packaging360.in).

Dr. R. Rangaprasad is a chemical technologist by training having earned his Ph.D. (Tech) degree from UDCT (now ICT) in 1992.

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