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Plasticity Shanghai – April 27-28th, 2016 “Material Solutions for Undervalued Resources”

“We are excited to announce that the 5th annual Plasticity Forum will be held in Shanghai on April 27th and 28th. The main event will be at the beautiful Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai on the 27th, with the one day forum focused on “Material Solutions for Undervalued Resources”

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The 28th will comprise of a half-day design workshop – “Go Circular – Envisioning Products & Packaging in a Circular Economy”, with our partners Successful Design, CBi China Bridge and Green Initiatives. This coincides with the CHINAPLAS tradeshow in the city, and the event will include a tour of some of CHINAPLAS 2016 on the 26th. We are very excited to be bringing this event to China, and we look forward to having you involved. Stay tuned for more information, and our latest newsletter is included here.”

28日举行《产品和包装-可持续设计》设计研讨会,为期半天。我们的合作伙伴包括成功设计(Successful Design), 桥中(CBi China Bridge)和绿色倡议(Green Initiatives)亦参与其中。此外,《国际橡塑展2016》同期亦在上海举办,于4月26日我们将组织导赏团参观《国际橡塑展2016》。我们很高兴能在中国举办此次《塑料城市论坛》,期待您的参与。本网站会不断发布最新资讯,敬请期待。

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Chinaplas 2016

The Plasticity Forum is happening during the same week as CHINAPLAS 2016, the 30th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries, which will be held from the 25th to 28th April, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). As Asia’s No. 1 and world’s No. 2 plastics and rubber exhibition, CHINAPLAS has been at the forefront in driving the development and upgrade of China’s and the global plastics industry. With the robust growth of the manufacturing industry around the world, coupled with China’s continuous integration into the global economy, the scale of this show has been expanding over the past three decades. In order to celebrate its 30th edition, which marks a new milestone of the show, the Organizer unveils the new brand image of CHINAPLAS to enhance its professionalism and internationalism.

CHINAPLAS 2016 国际橡塑展“将于2016年4月25-28日回归上海,在上海新国际博览中心盛大举办,时值展会踏入第三十届的大日子,主办方将致力打造展会全新形象,借此进一步强化展会的专业化、国际化形象,同时寓意展会不断成长、壮大,跨越三十届的里程碑后将迈向下一个更新、更广的里程。而随着中国的改革开放进程及全球制造业的蓬勃发展,“国际橡塑展“的规模亦连年扩大,现已成为全球第二大及亚洲第一的塑料橡胶工业展。适逢佳时,《塑料城市论坛》Plasticity 亦将于同一星期内举行。

Under the theme of “Greenovation for a Smart Future”, the thirty-year-old global feast for the plastics and rubber industry will highlight the latest trends and innovations in the industry, three concurrent events will be held to further elaborate around the theme, namely “Industry 4.0 Conference”, “Design x Innovation” and the “2nd Medical Plastics Conference”. (www.ChinaplasOnline.com). Each of these complements the discussions at Plasticity, but are unique in their own way, so those coming to Shanghai during this week of activities will have a lot of opportunities for learning and collaboration building at all of these events.

围绕“CHINAPLAS 2016 国际橡塑展“的主题“绿塑创新,智造未来“,主办方精心策划以下三大同期活动:“医用塑料论坛(第二届)”、“工业4.0“论坛及“设计 x 创新”(www.ChinaplasOnline.com)。Plasticity 与同期活动互相呼应,所有活动都能让众来宾更了解塑料业的发展及提供更多合作机会。

Last year, The Plasticity Forum held its 4th annual event on June 8 – 9th in Cascais, Portugal. Click here to see all the excellent presentations. Building on the success of the previous Plasticity Forums in Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong and New York, the European event focused on “Designing for Circularity, Customer Engagement, Reverse Supply Chains and Reaching Scale.” Click here to read our press release.

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Plastic – A Wasted Opportunity

It’s versatile, it’s cheap, and it’s incredibly convenient. Yet despite being designed to throw away, plastic simply doesn’t go away. Plasticity is unique in its forward looking, collaborative discussion on what is happening, and how we can work together, to scale waste reduction of this valuable resource. The event brings together decision makers, innovators, brands, international associations, policy makers, and many more. You won’t want to miss this big discussion on plastic, and what companies and organizations are doing to reduce its waste impact.

Every year 280 million tons of plastic is produced globally, yet estimates suggest that only 10% each year is actually recycled. Capturing this waste stream presents a significant and untapped business opportunity, as does the redesign of packaging, and the thought process around waste creation. The Plasticity Forum presents ideas and opens up discussions on how to harness this material in new ways, both “pre” and “post” consumer use.

We address design, materials, innovations, re-use, and waste reduction in the aim of encouraging further innovations within plastic use and powerful collaborations between our community which includes producers, users, recyclers, designers, innovators and entrepreneurs. The forum is taking place during the same week as Chinaplas 2016, and will include a tour to that event.

Plasticity Forums

The first Plasticity Forum was held in Rio de Janeiro at the the Rio+20 Earth Summit, and was followed by successful events in Hong Kong, New York and Portugal. Plasticity is about bringing together leaders who can learn and collaborate with one another to help scale up some of the great solutions which are now coming to market. The goal is to have a world where plastic is used, but without creating a plastic footprint on our communities. Plasticity Forums showcase sustainable solutions and market opportunities for transforming plastic waste into a valuable resource.

Please contact us to find out more information so that you can be part of our 5th annual Shanghai event in 2016: hello@plasticityforum.com