Poster: Sustainable Solutions for the Plastics Economy

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Abstract

Plastics are used in a variety of applications because of durability and versatility. However, there are concerns associated with the production and end-of-life of plastics. Plastics consume 7% of world oil production and put pressure on resource supply. Moreover, plastics do not degrade biologically resulting in waste management issues. Within this context, our group focuses on: (1) Studying the scale of the problem and developing plastics flow maps for Northern Ireland; (2) Developing bio-based plastics to decrease use of non-renewable resources; (3) Manufacturing recycled plastics using plastic waste; (4) Performing life cycle assessment of solutions to compare with the baseline; ensuring sustainability in plastics economy.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2019
EventQueen's Postdoc Showcase - Ulster Museum, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sep 201918 Sep 2019
https://www.qub.ac.uk/about/Leadership-and-structure/Faculties-and-Schools/Medicine-Health-and-Life-Sciences/PDC/Recognition/NPAW/PostdocShowcase.html

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OtherQueen's Postdoc Showcase
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period18/09/201918/09/2019
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