The Bluemed Pilot Initiative healthy plastics free mediterranean sea: the strategy developed by the plastic producing and transforming operators of the area
- Tuesday, November 3, 2020
- 14:00 - 18:00
- Ravezzi 1 Room South Hall
Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, BLUEMED WG - EuroMed GSOs, BLUEMED CSA, PLASTICS EUROPE, Federchimica
Launched in November 2019, the BlueMed Pilot Initiative Healthy Plastic-free Mediterranean Sea is the reaction of countries of the area to reduce the risk posed to the environment and human health by plastic pollution. It mainly facilitates the interconnection among international governance structures, technical innovation and major national initiatives addressed to reduce and prevent plastic litter across the Mediterranean Basin. This event, jointly organized by the Euro-Mediterranean Group of 16 Senior Officials of BLUEMED Initiative (www.bluemed-initiative.eu) and Plastics Europe, is aiming specifically at sharing and compare the best practices adopted by the main plastic operators and manufactures of the area for a smarter local use, management and recycling of plastics. New alliances among various stakeholders of the local plastic value chains and new sustainable economic models for the Mediterranean plastic industry will be also promoted. A technical position paper on the outcomes of the event will be prepared and then valorized in the frame of the Plastics Europe and the ministerial representatives of the BLUEMED GSOs.
Sigi Gruber, European Commission
Fabio Trincardi, CNR
Anne-Gaelle Collot, PlasticsEurope
14.00 Introduction by the Chairs
Introduction by the Ministry of the Environment (Italy) (TBC)
Session I – Setting the scene
14.20-14.40 Capitalise on the National Hubs: the BlueMed Pilot Initiative Healthy Plastic-free Mediterranean Sea
Fabio Fava, Italian representative BLUEMED GSO
14.40-15.00 Shared vision for a new plastic economy paradigm.
Mario Ceribelli - Covestro , Vice President PlasticsEurope Italia
15.00-15.20 A stakeholder-oriented and innovative digital framework for a healthy Mediterranean Sea
Session II – Visions and actions from Mediterranean plastic operators
15.20-16.40 Vassilis Gounaris-BASF President of AHPI (Hellenic Plastic Association)
Yavuz Eroglu-SEM Plastik President of PAGEV (Turkish Plastic Association)
PlasticsEurope’s Network of Mediterranean associations: the best practices, priorities and opportunities of circular economy for the plastic producers of the Mediterranean area.
Bulgaria (BAP), Croatia (HGK), Albania (APKA), Bosnia Herzegovina (KFBIH), Greece (AHPI), Romania (ASPAPLAST), Turkey (PAGEV), Italy (COREPLA), France (PlasticsEurope France), Spain (PlasticsEurope Ibérica).
16.40-17.00 Discussion and identification of the main actions to be taken in the area
17.00 – 17.30 Transboundary Capitalization towards the Black Sea.
Sigi Gruber (EU Commission), Michael B. Christides (BSEC- Black Sea Economic Cooperation), Giuseppe Riva (PlasticsEurope - Mediterranean Region)
17.30-17.45 BLUEMED shared Recommendations and Proposed further Actions for a healthy plastic free Mediterranean Sea.
Closure (by the chairs)
- BEACON CONFERENCES
- Ecomondo event