By Jessica Holbrook- Published on June 17, 2012 by Plastics News
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (May 25, 2:35 p.m. ET) -- Next month more than 50,000 people will gather in Rio de Janeiro for Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
The plastics industry will be part of the action at Plasticity Rio ’12, a side event that is “all about the future of plastic and where the leaders are going,” said Doug Woodring, founder of the Hong Kong-based Ocean Recovery Alliance and an event partner.
Rather than talking about problems that plastics pose for the environment, Plasticity will focus on solutions, he said. Participants will talk about the ideas and innovations from packaging design to material recovery, Woodring said in a phone interview.
Most speakers will be from the plastics arena and will include brand owners, entrepreneurs, and decision makers from a variety of sectors, like waste-to-fuel and recycling, he said.