June 25th, 2020, Mumbai, INDIA. Following the grand success of India’s largest Recycling Conclave – RACE 1 & RACE 2, both of which witnessed large gatherings of well over 250+ delegates, Polymerupdate and PWorld Tech have now scheduled RACE 3 – (Recycling And the Circular Economy). This will be a Virtual Conference in association with SPE (Society Of Plastic Engineers) India.

In light of the COVID 19 pandemic, we need to relook at how the world perceives plastics and must appreciate the role this miraculous commodity has played in helping fight the virus. PPE suits, face masks, surgical gloves, face shields, medical supplies, water bottles and food packaging are just some of the products which heavily depend on plastics raw material and we all know the unequivocal importance of the above mentioned products in either containing, fighting or dealing with the virus. Plastics have indeed played a key role in helping protect our world as it navigates through the COVID 19 pandemic. We have to accept that plastics are proving to be a boon during this time of extreme crisis.

While there is no doubt that plastics are a blessing during the time of the coronavirus, we cannot ignore the importance of plastics waste management. How does one regulate the disposal of the millions of face masks and surgical gloves after use? What happens to the face shields and the PPE suits after they have served their purpose? These pertinent questions will be addressed at RACE 3, India’s biggest and most credible Conference on Recycling. The aim is to educate India on how to handle plastics more responsibly and respectfully. The conference will also highlight the importance of moving from a linear to a circular economy by discussing recycling and redesigning of plastic products.

In order to help India gain a deeper understanding of what single-use plastics is and how India needs to handle products made from plastics in a more responsible manner, Polymerupdate, PWorld Tech and SPE India are together planning RACE 3, on Friday, July 17, 2020.

The theme of the conference will be – Global Opportunities In Recycling And Circular Economy Post Coronavirus Era.

Key Pointers:

Date: July 17, 2020

Time: 2:30pm to 6:30pm IST

Venue: Online Virtual

For more information, kindly visit: www.raceconferences.com

With its distinctive ability to draw together key players and industry experts, RACE 3 promises to be an ideal platform for attendees from across the plastics supply chain and related industries.

Following speakers have confirmed their availability:


Michaela Schaller, Lead – India and South East Asia, Packaging Circular Economy Solutions, Borouge
Suhas Dixit, Director, APChemi
Chandramohan Gupta, Director-Corporate Affairs, INSWA Business Unit, Coca-Cola
Dr Jaime A. Gómez, President SPE
Patrick Farrey, Chief Executive Officer, SPE
Conor Carlin, VP Sustainability, SPE
Sanjib Bezbaroa, EVP- Corporate EHS & Sustainability, ITC Ltd
Mark Victory, Senior Editor-Recycling, ICIS
Claus Skadkjaer, President-Asia, Plastic Bank

Sajjid Mitha, Founder And CEO, Polymerupdate
Ramesh Parasuraman, President- Elect, SPE India; MD, Allied Solutions India

Dr Vijay G Habbu, Adjunct Professor, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Chandra Bhushan, President & CEO, International Forum for Environment, Sustainability and Technology (iFOREST)
Amit Kale, Associate Vice President – Packaging & Purchase, Reliance Retail
Tentative topics to be covered:

– Growth of the Personal Care Industry & Packaging
– Brand Owner’s Ethical Practices for Recycled Plastics Amid Covid-19
– Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Medical Plastic Waste (Used PPEs) and Upcoming Challenges
– Covid-19 and The Circular Economy Scenario In India: Opportunities And Reflections

Format: Presentations, Virtual Q&A, Live Virtual Panel Discussions

Theme of Panel Discussion: OCR (Opportunities, Challenges & Responsibilities) In CSR (Collection, Segregation, Recycling/Reforming/Reuse)

Who will attend?

– Polymer Producers
– Polymer Traders
– Plastics Processors
– Plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers
– Plastic material suppliers and compounders
– Plastics recyclers
– Waste management specialists
– Industry associations
– NGOs
– Consultants

About Polymerupdate | www.polymerupdate.com

Polymerupdate has been Asia’s #1 market intelligence company in the petrochemical space, for the past 20 years and with a recently opened office in Europe, we are slowly but surely racing toward becoming the world’s #1 market intelligence company for petrochemicals. The company provides business critical industry news and real-time price assessments which are used as benchmarks for contract price settlements in many parts of Asia and the Middle East. Polymerupdate has a fast widening subscriber base with clients in over 65 countries.

About PWorld Technology Pvt Ltd.

PWorld Technology Pvt. Ltd. is in the business of developing, maintaining and operating E-commerce platforms to facilitate retail trading in polymers and other petroleum products. It also will develop capabilities of providing warehousing facilities and providing logistics support services including transport in supply chain management. It is in the process of creating logistics portals. PWorld has the capability of handling turnkey projects to develop similar software for use in foreign jurisdictions. It plans to hold industry related seminars/conferences for knowledge sharing and networking.

About SPE | www.speindia.org

SPE India is a part of the global leading Association of the Plastic Industry namely SPE USA. SPE as one of its forefront activities arranges Seminars and Technical Conferences and have always managed to create a platform for Techno-Commercial discussions within the Plastics Industry. The objective of the SPE is to promote the scientific and engineering knowledge relating to plastics. SPE helps people and companies in the plastics industry succeed, by spreading knowledge, strengthening skills & promoting plastics.