Over two days from 8 to 9 April 2021, SCIC held its inaugural virtual Sustainability Conference themed “Waste Management and the Circular Economy” with more than 100 delegates in attendance comprising stakeholders from across the entire plastic value chain.
To open the conference, SCIC Chairman, Mr Wim Roels, delivered the welcome remarks. The morning session featured a stellar line-up of speakers who shared their perspectives and insights on the global trends in plastic recycling and the role of international standards in facilitating Singapore’s transition towards the circular model approach.
The afternoon segment on Day 1 saw delegates participating in the breakout sessions, the main highlight of the conference. Titled “From collection and sorting to waste characterisation” and “Considerations on Singapore’s Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging waste”, these were facilitated discussions designed to solicit the insights and perspectives on the roadblocks identified in the transition towards the circular economy model.
Taking reference from the conference theme, Day 2 saw speakers from across the plastic value chain taking to the screen to share their perspectives on closing the loop as key movers of the ecosystem.
This was followed by the status report on the key findings and recommendations from the breakout sessions. SCIC Plastic Waste Workgroup Chairperson, Ms Michaela Schaller, then shared her reflections on the conference as well as the next steps that SCIC will take, as we move forward in driving towards a sustainable waste management ecosystem for Singapore.
This brought us to the end of the conference, which was closed out by Mr Richard Horne, Chairman of the SCIC Industry Sustainability Committee.
This virtual event was hosted by virtual event emcee Lester Leo.