Conference on use & recycle of plastics in packaging on Jan 21 in Mumbai

Experts in the field of packaging would deliberate on the use and recycle of Plastics, which accounts for 55 per cent share in the packaging Industry, at a one-day conference organized by Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) here on January 21.

The conference is being organised on the occasion of a five-day International Plastics Exhibition ’10th Plastivision India 2017′ being held by All India Plastics Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) from January 19 to 23.

The conference would also include a panel discussion on Plastics a boon or curse, says an IIP release here.

“The main objective of the conference is to highlight the significance of Plastics and its application in Packaging because in packaging consumption about 55 per cent packaging material are made from plastics. The conference would cover the innovation taking place in the area of polymer raw materials, additives, processing machines and also end user perspective of plastic-based packaging structures, says Dr N C Saha, Director, IIP.

IIP is an autonomous body in the field of packaging under the administrative control of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

The conference on ‘Plastics in Packaging’ would be addressed by R R Rashmi, Special Secretary of Environment Ministry who would dwell upon the importance of Plastics in Packaging. A A Jha, Executive Director of Indian Oil figures among the experts who would also deliver a talk on the use of Plastics for packaging consumption.

“Plastics is the most preferred material by consumers, converters and user industry because of many advantages like easy availability, light weight, recyclable, transparent and heat sealability. The only issue is the post-consumer management which is called packaging waste management and the conference would deliberate on how to develop such system,” said Dr Saha.

Many NGOs have highlighted that plastics are blocking the drains and rivers thereby polluting the waters. But the key issue here is not plastic but its collection, segregation and recycling in the post-consumer management, said Dr Saha.