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Ending Plastic Waste Symposium 2024

August 6 - August 7

Join us for the Ending Plastic Waste Symposium 2024!

You are invited to join us for this dynamic and cutting-edge symposium which will showcase the latest science, technology and innovation to tackle plastic waste, and how these can meet the needs of communities, industry and the environment.

The symposium will be delivered in partnership between CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, RMIT University as host of the ARC TREMS Hub, and the newly announced Solving Plastic Waste CRC.

We will be joined by the Hon Ed Husic MP, Minister for Industry and Science, CSIRO’s Director for Environment Dan Metcalfe, and many other key leaders working to address plastic waste.

At last year’s symposium, hundreds of people came together from research, government and industry to spark conversation and innovation to reduce plastic waste.

With plastic use estimated to double by 2040 and negotiations for a UN treaty for plastic pollution underway, the time is now to tackle plastic waste.

As part of the symposium, we’ll cover:

  • the life cycle of plastics
  • plastics in the environment
  • product packaging and design
  • recycling and resource recovery
  • bioderived and compostable plastics
  • circular economy and system perspectives
  • international approaches

The Ending Plastic Waste Symposium is being delivered as part of CSIRO’s Ending Plastic Waste Mission which aims to change the way we make, use, recycle and dispose of plastic.

Highlights from Ending Plastic Waste Symposium 2023

Sponsorship packages are also available. Find out more.

We look forward to seeing you in August!


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