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Future of plastics



Lesson Summary

In this lesson, Professor Ali Harlin from VTT will discuss the future of plastics. The topics include:

  • Alternative routes for plastics: recycling and reduction
  • Use of bio-based polymers, biopolymers, and biobased monomers
  • Specific case studies like polylactic acid (PLA)
  • High-performance and biodegradable plastics
  • Materials such as polyhydroxyalkonates and protein-based plastics
  • Recycling methods like municipal waste management and separate collection
  • Strategies for reducing plastic use, reusing materials, and addressing single-use plastics

The lecture consistently emphasizes sustainability and the environmental implications of plastic production and disposal.

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