Margaret Sobkowicz, an Associate Professor of Plastics Engineering at UMass Lowell, is presenting this flexible plastic packaging webinar. The use of flexible and multilayer plastic packaging has been increasing over the past several decades. This type of packaging is highly functional, but it presents challenges in the conventional plastics recycling paradigm.
With global concerns over single-use plastics waste, there is an urgent need to understand these flexible materials and how to improve their collection, sorting and reprocessing.
This webinar will cover the composition and structure of typical flexible packaging types, discuss current options for recycling these materials, and share recent results from REMADE-funded work on this topic.