International Environmental Technology Centre 



International experts workshop on the conversion of waste plastic into a resource

In order to complete the compilation of a compendium of technologies on the conversion of waste plastic into fuel, IETC organized on 15 and 16 June 2009 in Osaka, Japan, an international experts workshop on the subject. This workshop, and the associated publication of the technologies compendium, was part of the project "converting waste plastic into fuel", which also includes:

  • the publication of assessment guidelines on the conversion of waste plastic into a resource;

  • the evaluation and selection of cities for the implementation of pilot projects;

  • technology support and design prior to implementation; and

  • actual implementation of technologies in selected cities.

The aim of the workshop, which was orgnized with the support of the Global Environmental Centre (GEC), was to bring together a group of experts in the field of waste plastic technologies to discuss:

  • the environmental, technical financial and social aspects of technologies for utilizing waste plastics;

  • data collection in developing countries; and

  • business model for converting waste plastics into fuel.

Over 30 international and national experts on waste plastics technologies from various developing and developed countries, representatives of the private sector and government officials participated in the workshop and held active discussions on

  • technologies for converting waste plastics intoenergy source;

  • business to business partnerships with support mechanism from governments; and

  • data collection and analysis for identification and implementation of the appropriate technologies.

A draft compendium of technologies, business models and a technology assessment methodology were the base documents for the meeting. Additionally, these documents were also used as a basis to develop training materials and an information database to build local capacity in developing countries on waste plastics conversion.

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Three phases

Two supporting publications

The project included the development of supporting materials to be used for capacity building, to be tested during the implementation of the demonstration projects and improved according to the feedback of the users:

Summary and reporting

The implementation of the demonstration projects was agreed to be undertaken in a minimum of two cities. The selection was first at country level and narrowed down to city level. read more ...

Consult all baseline studies and activity reports compiled as part of the phase I of the project.

Final reporting for the project

Support for the project

This project is financially supported by theMinistry of Foreign Affair of Japan.

Ministry of Foreign Affair,
Governement of Japan.

The project was conducted in partnership with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Japan(AIST)

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Japan (AIST)

Implementation in Cebu, Philippines, was caried out with the support of the municipality of Cebu city and the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP)

Municipality of Cebu city,
            Philipppines Development Academy of the Philippines

Implementation in Thailand was caried out with the support of the municipalities of Nakhon Ratchasima and Phitsanulok

Municipality of Nakhon
            Ratchasima, Thailand Municipality of Phitsanulok,
 Municipality of
Nakhon Ratchasima
 Municipality of