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Biobased Materials. First Contact

The aim of this course is to learn about biobased materials and increase knowledge in the field of biomaterialsIt includes courses "Biobased Materials. Challenges and concepts" and "Biobased materials. Policies" which may be taken separately.

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41,32 €

MAIN GOAL

Learn about biobased materials and in particular::

  • Knowing and understanding the current problems of environmental impact of plastics and the role of biobased materials.
  • Knowing and understanding the terminology applicable to biobased materials.
  • Characteristics of biobased materials: Families scheme.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using biobased materials.
  • Knowing the current and future situation of the market for biobased materials, developments and emerging trends.
  • Knowing the normative applicable to these materials.

USERS PROFILE

Professionals and future professionals on plastic sector interested in laying the groundwork and/or expand their knowledge about biobased materials.

DURATION AND CONTENT

The course will take approximately 1 hour.

The modules are the following:

  1. Plastic and environment: Current challenges for plastics and its impact on the environment.
  2. Concepts and situation: definition, classification, ecological impact (circular economy) and biobased materials market.
  3. Policies: Overview of European and international regulation and actions related to biobased materials.

SUMMARY TABLE CONTENTS

MODULE I

PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT

1.- Plastic challenges: energy comsuption, role in climate change and other environmental issues.

2.- Plastic recycling: examples of "typical" plastic life cycle.

3.- Plastic and sea: a doomed relatioship.

MODULE II

CONCEPTS AND SITUATION

1.- Bio definitions:

a) What is a biobased material?

b) What is a biodegradable material?

c) What is a compostable material?

d) What are the common misconceptions about biobased?

2.- Biobased classification.

3.- Circular economy and sustainability.

4.- Market figures.

MODULE III

POLICIES

1.- Initiatives and guides.

2.- Roadmaps.

3.- Directives.

4.- International standards.

5.- European standards.

6.- Programmes.