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Biodegradability: Theory meets reality. An expert panel around testing, impact and materials

Theory meets reality. An expert panel around testing, impact and materials

Wednesday, 22 April 2020
1:00pm EDT / 10:00am PDT / 6:00pm BST / 7:00pm CEST
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Biodegradability - a term more and more often seen on products on the shelf, but what does it really mean? VEOCEL™, a global brand for biodegradable fibers, has invited three experts with profound backgrounds in environmental science, testing and product development to share their insights around biodegradability. They will discuss and answer questions around the term, its real meaning, environmental impacts and certification. The insights gained in this interactive session may help you to design and contribute to a new era of biodegradable products!

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, attendees will be presented with these takeaways:

  • Discover what biodegradability really means and how and for which materials it really works
  • Learn about the conditions enabling biodegradation and its impact on different environments
  • Gain insights on possibilities how to communicate appropriately about this topic

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Michaela Kogler
Lab Manager, Product Development

Holding a PhD in Chemistry, Michaela leads the Product Development Laboratory at Lenzing in Austria.

Bruno De Wilde
Lab Manager
Organic Waste Systems

Bruno de Wilde is an expert from OWS (Organic Waste Systems, Belgium) in the field of testing biodegradability & composting with over 30 years of experience.

Dimitri Deheyn
Associate Research Scientist, Marine Biology
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

As the Associate Research Scientist for Marine Biology at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography - UC San Diego, Dimitri contributes 30 years research knowledge in areas of environmental toxicology, microplastics and microfiber pollution, bioavailability of pollutants or visual and sensory ecology.

Claude Wei
Contract Manager

Claude has been guiding customers for almost 10 years to get their products certified with one of the most recognized labels for biodegradation.