Themed “Sustainability schemes for bio-based products in the framework of the circular bioeconomy”, the 6th International Environmental Best Practices Conference will be held from 22-26 September 2019 in Olsztyn, Poland.
The Conference will focus on a sustainable transition of the economy from fossil-based products to biomass-based alternatives; it is the biggest research challenge for the next decades. Firstly, the development of bio-based economy requires an interdisciplinary research approach as it is only through convergence of achievements at the crossroads of many sciences, including chemistry, biotechnology, technical, agricultural, environmental, social and economic sciences, that synergistic outcomes will be created. And secondly, applied research on economic system with bio-based value chains that assume material flows towards zero waste and pollution will integrate three fundamental areas of sustainable development: economy, environment, and society. The implementation of circularity within bioeconomy requires that the value chains be examined in the context of life cycle analysis that includes end-of-life options of bio-based products and restitution of the environment with the use of green chemistry. The other important issue is that the bioeconomy sectors are progressing more quickly than regulations associated with bio-based products entering the market. The gaps in the standards, certification schemes and labelling of bio-based products provide unregulated areas which cannot fulfil the requirements of sustainability.
Program Committee Chair:
Professor Janusz Gołaszewski, [email protected]
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Centre for Bioeconomy and Renewable Energies