Announcement: Guest Lecture in October!

We are happy to welcome our friend Stefaan de Wildemann for a guest lecture about B4Plastics on Friday, 8 October 2021, at 11 a.m. (UTC +1).

Since their origin, plastics have been durable lightweight materials for functional articles such as fibers, films, parts and sheets. They have merged with our lives as silent spies that commissioned prosperity without claiming anything back. If time is money, why spend a thought on such a cheap thing as plastics? So, we never checked their resources. We hardly noticed their presence.
Till now – because suddenly they came back. In places they became much more remarkable than before – although much smaller. As microplastics. In our food. In our natural habitats. In our bodies. And in our anxious dreams. And now that we woke up from those dreams, people learned to understand that durability can be too durable. It is time to give up on our first generation of plastics. Let’s thank them for what they brought, but let’s welcome their successors.
Those new generation of plastics that can be made from local renewables, produced in our own countries, understood and enjoyed by their users, and designed for smart recycling – into industry or into Nature. For their re-design, it requires scientific know-how. For their success, it requires industrial cooperation and human education. And for their glory, it requires innovators that guide us from the Old to the New. B4plastics is on a mission.