Summer School on Sustainable Plastics
Plastic has provided a wide range of benefits to society. Nevertheless, it has become a highly debated material because of its accumulation in the environment, low recycling rate and fossil origin, thereby contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and pollution.
STEPS (Sustainable Plastics & Transition Pathways) is organising a summer school with an aim to provide understanding of the current plastic system and its challenges, pathways to a sustainable plastic system, biobased and biodegradable plastics, recycling solutions, policies, and standards for sustainable plastics.
The summer school will comprise lectures by academic researchers, experts from industry and governmental institutes and agencies. It will also involve exercises, group discussions, and reports. STEPS is led by Lund University.
- Academic researchers, university students, industrial scientists, high school teachers, policy makers, staff in different regional bodies and organisations, as well as anyone with an interest in learning more about plastics.
- Natural science at high school level
- Relevant publications, copies of the lectures, and links to important documents.
- 7-18 August 2023
- Kemicentrum, Naturvetarvägen 14, Lund University.
Some speakers will present their lectures digitally. Those who are not able to attend physically can follow the lectures and some other activities online.
You can find the course schedule on STEPS homepage, by clicking on the below link
Course certificate and credits
- The course participants can get a certificate of attendance, if interested. For doctoral students, the course is worth 5 credits.
Professor Rajni Hatti Kaul, Division of Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University; rajni [dot] hatti-kaul [at] biotek [dot] lu [dot] se (rajni[dot]hatti-kaul[at]biotek[dot]lu[dot]se)
Dr. Josefin Ahlqvist, Collaboration Office, Lund University; josefin [dot] ahlqvist [at] fsi [dot] lu [dot] se (josefin[dot]ahlqvist[at]fsi[dot]lu[dot]se).
Please register by 30 June 2023. Please note that a participation fee of 1000 SEK will be required after registration. Students participate for free.
STEPS is funded by Mistra (The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research).