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US Government Organises Workshop on Bioplastics

On December 11–12, 2019 the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting a workshop titled, "Plastics for a Circular Economy" to discuss technology solutions for addressing plastic waste.

The workshop will focus on potential solutions including designing new plastics and developing new strategies for recycling and degradation and will include discussions on end-of-life options for existing and next-generation plastics in the context of current and novel recycling strategies.

The objective of this workshop is to identify early-stage applied research problems in this area that need to be addressed in the near-term and long-term. Attendees will include:

  • Representatives from waste management facilities
  • Circular economy experts
  • Commercial plastics producers
  • Bio-based plastics innovators.


To register for the Plastics for a Circular Economy Workshop please go here.

Event Details and Accommodations

  • Day 1: December 11, 2019 (8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Mountain)
  • Day 2: December 12, 2019 (8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Mountain)

The Plastics for a Circular Economy Workshop is located at:
Denver Marriott West
1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd.
Golden, Colorado 80401

A room block has been set aside at the Denver Marriott West. To reserve a room please go here.


Please find the draft agenda here. Presentations and speakers are subject to change.

Contact Us

Please direct any questions about this workshop to:


Plastics for a Circular Economy Workshop



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