The Irish Packaging Society would like to invite you to the fourth in our series of webinars on Monday 15th May from 1-2pm.
The topic will be ‘What’s Next In Sustainable Plastics?’
Link for free registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4740992314979796055 Our guest speakers are: Dr Eoin Cunningham; Senior Lecturer, Queens University Belfast, who will be speaking on “Tapping into Agricultural Waste Streams for Sustainable material development” Dr Romina Pezzoli, Applied Packaging Platform lead at APT on “Reusable Packaging: Redefining Packaging Solutions”
Dr Eoin Cunningham
Dr Eoin Cunningham joined the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (SMAE) in Queen’s University Belfast as a lecturer in July 2013, becoming a senior lecturer in August 2020. His research focuses on the valorisation of agri-food organic waste streams via their incorporation into polymer production cycles. He was recently PI on an EIT-Food project developing ‘Alternative Food Packaging Solutions from Agri-Food Waste Streams’ and Co-I on an EPSRC funded (EP/S025545/1) “Advancing Creative Circular Economies for Plastics via Technological-Social Transitions (ACCEPT Transitions)”. He has supervised several waste mapping and valorisation PhDs to completion including an EPSRC CASE Studentship with industrial support from Moy Park Ltd converting poultry waste streams to bio-based polymers.
Dr Romina Pezzoli
Dr Romina Pezzoli leads the Applied Packaging Platform (APP) at the Applied Polymer Technologies Centre at the Technological University of the Shannon. Her work is dedicated to the development of sustainable packaging technologies, assisting the Irish industry on their innovations and transition to more environmental solutions. As part of the EU funded Reusable Packaging Project Buddie-Pack: Business-Driven Systemic Solutions for Sustainable Plastic Packaging Reuse Schemes in Mass Market Applications, the team together with a multidisciplinary consortium, is working on the development of reusable plastic food and personal care packaging solutions to tackle single-use plastic waste.