MaterialDistrict Talks: Plastic Fantastic

On 11 December, MaterialDistrict and Broeinest present MaterialDistrict Talks: Plastic Fantastic at Broeinest Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Using a variety of examples, MaterialDistrict’s creative director Els Zijlstra will shed light on the future of plastic materials. 

There is no material as versatile as plastic. It is not broken down by microorganisms, so it is an ideal and low maintenance material for inside and outside use. Plastic is relatively cheap, and combined with low maintenance, it is an ideal material to imitate other materials, to give interiors a luxurious look.

Bioplastics are plastics based on renewable resources, which are commonly more sustainable than petrochemical (traditional) plastics. These plastics are made from starch, proteins, lignin or fat from organic organisms. The sustainability of bioplastics is proven by their lower CO2 emissions during the production process and the reduced use of fossil fuels.

In the circular economy, everything will be recycled. In 2050, packaging material cannot be made using ‘virgin’ resources and everything has to be made from recycled or biobased materials.

By popular demand, the lecture will be held in English.

16:00 – Welcome
16:15 – Lecture by Els Zijlstra
17:00 – Lecture by Simone Post
17:30 – Meet & Connect with a drink

Visit the exhibition Plastic Fantastic at Broeinest Amsterdam to discover more fantastic plastic materials!