The aim of this course is to learn about biobased materials and increase knowledge in the field of biomaterials. It includes courses "Biobased Materials. Challenges and concepts" and "Biobased materials. Policies" which may be taken separately.
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Learn about biobased materials and in particular::
Professionals and future professionals on plastic sector interested in laying the groundwork and/or expand their knowledge about biobased materials.
The course will take approximately 1 hour.
The modules are the following:
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.
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.
1.- Initiatives and guides.
4.- International standards.
5.- European standards.