India to host its first International Conference on Sustainable Development of Plastics

A majority of trends witnessed by the global plastics industry in the recent past are focused towards sustainability and green development. These trends are slowly but surely shifting their focus towards economic benefits as well. The recent past has witnessed growing investment in environmentally sustainable technologies, along with increased interest from polymer manufacturers in biodegradable polymers and biopolymers. The enhanced focus on energy efficient manufacturing and innovative product designing are revolutionizing the concept of ‘going green.’ Further, plastics recycling & reuse has been propagated in India for quite some time, but one should recognize that efficient plastics recycling & reuse can not only lead to environment friendly plastics processing, but can result in improved business productivity and profitability. These trends have led INK Business Media to conceptualize a unique endeavor titled ‘PlastAvenues Summit 2011’ with a focus on ‘Green & Sustainable Development of Plastics.’ This one-day international conference would be held on 18th March at Hotel Novotel, Mumbai. The K Fair in October 2010 symbolized the theme ‘Sustainability’, resulting in widespread interest in the plastics industry. And the first edition of PlastAvenues Summit 2011 aims to further build this interest in India, and help the plastics fraternity leverage potential opportunities across various application avenues in an attempt to benefit with an eye on both the environment and the economy. These initiatives, if implemented well, could be the turning point for the plastics industry towards a sustainable future. With green initiatives aiming at strengthening their foothold in the mainstream plastics industry, PlastAvenues Summit 2011 brings together the industry’s movers and shakers from leading manufacturers, brand owners, end users, innovators and policy makers under one roof. Eminent speakers at the conference include Mr. Bipin Shah, Vice President, Plastindia Foundation; Mr. Eduard Stückle, Head - International Technology Development, ARBURG GmbH + Co KG; Mr. Frederic Petit, Global Sustainability Director, DSM Engineering Plastics; Mr. P V Narayanan, Chairman, Cognizance Packaging Solutions Pvt Ltd; Mr. Sunil Jain, President, Rajoo Engineers Ltd; Dr. U K Saroop, Vice President - Business Development, Reliance Industries Ltd, Mr. Vijay Merchant, Vice President, Indian Plastics Institute, among others. The idea for PlastAvenues Summit 2011 has germinated through industry feedback with an objective to inform the audience on what they want to listen to. So be a part of this initiative and explore potential possibilities for plastics in sustainability.
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