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International Expert Group Workshop on Compendium of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) for Converting Waste Plastics into a Resource, 15-16 June 2009, Osaka, Japan


The governments in most of developing countries are facing a major challenge to manage rapidly growing waste plastics. To build the capacity in developing on waste plastics management, UNEP-DTIE-IETC is implementing a project titled, "Converting Waste Plastics into a Resource" based on 3R approach. This project aims to mitigate the environmental problems caused by waste plastics and to promote the conversion of waste plastics into useful resource. GEC as a supporting organisation for UNEP, is involved in some of the project activities.

One of the project activities is to develop Compendium of Technologies for waste plastics conversion. To support this activity, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) organized an "International Expert Group Workshop on Compendium of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) for Converting Waste Plastics into a Resource" on 15-16 June 2009, in Osaka, Japan in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) International Environmental Centre (IETC). This workshop was aimed to get inputs from international experts from various developing and developed countries on the draft Compendium of Technologies. Based on the comments and recommendations from the experts, final draft of Compendium of Technologies will be produced for dissemination and pilot projects.

Over 30 international and national experts on waste plastics technologies, representatives of private sector and government officials, participated in the workshop and held active discussions on technologies for converting waste plastics into energy source, business to business partnerships with support mechanism from governments and data collection and analysis for identification and implementation of the appropriate technologies were held.,.

The details of the workshop are as below;

Date:15-16 June 2009
Venue: UNEP / GEC Building, 2-110 Ryokuchi Koen, Tsurumi-ku Osaka City, Japan
Organisers:Organisers: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Division of Technology, Industry and Ecomnomies (DTIE) International Environment Technology Centre (IETC)
Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
Language:English (Consecutive interpretation between English and Japanese)
Programme:
Day 1 (15 June)
Welcome RemarksMr. SURYA PRAKASH CHANDAK
Officer-in-Charge, UNEP-DTIE-IETC

Mr. KAZUHIKO MITSUOKA

Managing Director, GEC
Overview of the ProjectDr. MUSHTAQ AHMED MEMON
Programme Officer, UNEP-DTIE-IETC
Overview of the WorkshopMr. CHUZO NISHIZAKI
Manager, GEC
Presentation: Introduction of EST Compendium for Waste Plastics and Business ModelDr. YOICHI KODERA
Senior Research Scientist,
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Plenary DiscussionMr. SURYA PRAKASH CHANDAK
Officer-in-Charge, UNEP-DTIE-IETC
Presentation: Technology – Overview followed by each TechnologyMr. TAKASHI YAMAWAKI
Plastic Waste Management Institute
Presentation: Technology – Solid FuelMr. MOTOYASU TAKENAKA
Japan RPF Association
Presentation Technology – Liquid FuelMr. HIDETOSHI IBE
Toshiba Corporation
Presentation Technology – Liquid Fuel for Specific Waste (Packaging plastics from factories)Mr. MASATAKA TSUKADA
Environment System Ltd.
Presentation Technology – Liquid Fuel for Specific Waste (Medical waste plastics and other)Mr. KUNIYUKI KAWABATA
Altis Co. Ltd.
Panel DiscussionModerator:
Mr. SURYA PRAKASH CHANDAK

Officer-in-Charge, UNEP-DTIE-IETC

Rapporteur:
Dr. MUSHTAQ AHMED MEMON

Programme Officer, UNEP-DTIE-IETC

Panelists:
Prof. TAKEO URABE

Ryukoku University
[Presentation]

Mr. TONY CHIONG
Director General, Polystyrene Packaging Council of the Philippines
Commissioner, National Solid Waste Management Commission

[Presentation]

-and all the presenters

Summary for the DayDr. HARI SRINIVAS
Programme Officer, UNEP-DTIE-IETC
Day 2 (16 June)
Presentation: Business Model – International ExperienceMr. MICHIHIRO KIYAMA
President, Creative Co. Ltd.
Presentation: Business Model – Developing Country (Local Gov.)Mr. PAUL VILLARETE
City Planning and Development Coordinator, Cebu City, Philippine
Presentation: Business Model – Developing Country (Private Sector)Mr. GIRISH LUTHRA
Chief Managing Director, Luthra Group of Companies, India, Gujarat Environment Protection and Infrastructure Ltd.
Panel DiscussionModerator:
Dr. HARI SRINIVAS

Programme Officer, UNEP-DTIE-IETC

Rapporteur:
Dr. MUSHTAQ AHMED MEMON

Programme Officer, UNEP-DTIE-IETC

Panelists:
Mr. YOSHIHIRO DOI

Ecokit Co., Ltd

Mr. DHRUV LUTHRA
Director
Luthra Group of Companies, India, Gujarat Environment Protection and Infrastructure Ltd.

[Presentation]

- and all the presenter

Presentation: Data collection for identification of technologiesDr. YOICHI KODERA
Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Presentation: Data collection in developing countriesDr. ALICE SHARP
Associate Professor, Thammasat University, Thailand
Presentation: Data collection in developing countriesDr. SHIGEO FUJII
The Japan Society of Industrial Machinery Manufacturers (JSIM)
Panel DiscussionModerator:
Dr. HARI SRINIVAS
Programme Officer,UNEP-DTIE-IETC

Rapporteur:
Dr. MUSHTAQ AHMED MEMON

Programme Officer, UNEP-DTIE-IETC

Panelists:
- All the presenters

Presentation: Sustainability Assessment of Technologies (SAT) Framework to assist selection of appropriate EST for waste plasticsDr. MUSHTAQ AHMED MEMON
Programme Officer, UNEP-DTIE-IETC
Plenary Discussion and Suggestions on the Finalization of the CompendiumFacilitators:
Mr. SURYA PRAKASH CHANDAK
Officer-in-Charge, UNEP-DTIE-IETC

Rapporteur:
Dr. MUSHTAQ AHMED MEMON

Programme Officer, UNEP-DTIE-IETC


Experts

Summary of Recommendations and Draft CompendiumDr. HARI SRINIVAS
Programme Officer, UNEP-DTIE-IETC
ClosingMr. YOSHIHIRO MIZUTANI
Director, GEC

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