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Dr. Haritz Sardón will chair a session at the World Plastics Summit 2022

Our researcher, Dr. Haritz Sardón, will chair the session on Chemical catalysis for the deconstruction and upcycling at the World Plastics Summit 2022, to be held from 24-26 March in Monaco, as part of the prestigious Monaco Ocean Week 2022.

The first annual World Plastics Summit brings together international leaders in plastics recycling and redesign research in Monaco, under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, and thanks to the generous funding of Lady Oxana Girko and Oleg Novachuk.

The theme of this inaugural summit is: Fostering Global Collaboration to Accelerate Plastics Recycling and Redesign.

The meeting will address topics such as quantifying the scope of the plastics problem from a carbon, energy, economic and pollution perspective, the use of new chemical and biological catalysts to break down existing plastics and recycle or upgrade them, and the use of new and existing building blocks to produce circular polymers. Interaction, debate and teamwork between biologists, chemists, engineers, environmental scientists, materials scientists and sustainability analysts will be key to generating new solutions, implementing evidence-based policies and ultimately stemming the flow of plastics into the world's natural environment and landfills, with the common goal of establishing a more sustainable future for the planet.