Poster: Sustainable Solutions for the Plastics Economy

Neha Mehta*, Ife Bolaji, Behnam Firoozi Nejad, Beatrice Smyth, Eoin Cunningham, Mark Billham

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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 Sept 2019
EventQueen's Postdoc Showcase - Ulster Museum, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sept 201918 Sept 2019


OtherQueen's Postdoc Showcase
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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