The Future of Plastic - presented by Green Events
15:45 - 16:30
DeLaMar Theater (D8 Panel Room) | Marnixstraat 402, Amsterdam
Invented in 1869 as a substitute of ivory, the discovery of plastic was revolutionary. For the first time, human manufacturing was not constrained by the limits of nature, such as wood, metal, stone, bone, tusk and horn. Now we, humans, could create new materials that not only helped us, but also the environment. Plastic was considered as protection of the natural world from the destructive forces of human need.
Nowadays plastic is incorporated in everything we do and replacing natural materials with plastic has made many of our possessions cheaper, lighter, safer, and stronger. But as the value of plastics deteriorated, we just as easily discarded everything that was built with it.
How can we use plastic in a responsible way and what will that future look like? State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management Stientje van Veldhoven will sketch the future of our plastics.
On the ADE Green stage, she will officially launch an initiative that has been started by the event industry and will be supported on stage by key players from the industry - to use plastic in a more responsible way by reducing, recycling, reusing and agreeing on a circular plan within the whole chain.
Stientje van Veldhoven (State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, NL)
Marieke van Doorninck (Deputy Mayor Spatial Development, and Sustainability, NL)
Jasper Goossen (Apenkooi, NL)
Mariana Sanchotene (Amsterdam Dance Event, NL)
Sam Feldt (NL)
Natasja van den Berg (NL)