ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
For the first time, the International Conference on Treatment Options for Non-Recyclable Plastic Waste will be arranged the fall of 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand. It will be a unique arena for policy makers, industry, NGOs and academia to come together and share knowledge on how to tackle one of our most pressing challenges – the plastic waste that is polluting our oceans and environment.
The conference is organised by the Norwegian Research Institute SINTEF, under the regional project Ocean Plastic Turned into an Opportunity in Circular Economy (OPTOCE) funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.
Ocean Plastic Turned into an Opportunity in Circular Economy (OPTOCE) is a regional project developed by SINTEF and funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.
OPTOCE aims to showcase a possibility of reducing the release of plastic wastes to the ocean by increasing the waste treatment capacity in selected partner countries in Asia. Non-recyclable plastic waste from for example dumpsites, rivers and plastic polluting industry, will be used as fuel in cement production, constituting a fundamental pillar in circular economy, reducing coal consumption and stopping plastic waste from reaching our oceans.