PETnology Europe 2019 Programme Highlight

Towards a Circular Plastic Economy

Speaker


Dr. Mirjam Mayer

“Dr Mirjam Mayer is a project manager McKinsey’s Vienna Office. She holds a PhD in biochemistry and has served a variety of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and agrochemicals players during her more than 6 years at McKinsey, with a focus on strategy and innovation. Mirjam is part of the McKinsey’s team focusing on the issue of global plastic waste and recovery.”

 

Dr. Christof Witte

“Dr Christof Witte is a project manager based out of McKinsey’s Berlin office. Equipped with a PhD in physics from HU Berlin, he mainly works on strategic topics across the chemicals industry especially on petrochemicals and specialty chemicals. Christof is part of the McKinsey’s team focusing on the issue of global plastic waste and recovery.”

Abstract

Towards a Circular Plastic Economy

Public attention on plastic waste has skyrocketed over the past months, and there is a continuous stream on public shaming of “global polluters”, company pledges, forming alliances and consortia and proposed regulatory changes. For the chemical and plastics industry it is not only a question of license to operate, but also an opportunity with considerable profit potential. We will share some of our findings on value creation opportunities and what it will take to leverage them.