future of plastics







End Game: Plastics in the Future

Tuesday, July 14, 12:30 — 1:30 p.m.

Options for Chemical Recycling -- Louis Bertrand, Sweet Gazoil

LBLouis Bertrand is the co-founder of Sweet Gazoil and the co-inventor on many of the company’s patents. He has over 30 years of experience in finance, accounting, administration, and business development. He has worked in a range of business environments, from director of planning and analysis for a division of one of the largest banks in Canada to Vice-President of finance and administration for privately held corporations. As a consultant, he specialized in finance and marketing, and was named for exceptional contribution at the Business Development Bank of Canada. He has a French Baccalaureate in Mathematics from the University of Caen (France), a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from l’École Polytechnique de Montréal and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. He is a fellow Certified Management Consultant.

The Future of Plastics Pierre Benabidès, Expert consultant, Recyclabilité & Développement de marchés
PBPierre Benabidès is a senior consultant in recyclability and market development. He holds an undergraduate degree in biology and a graduate degree in environmental management, and has held several functions over the past decade as a special advisor for various private and public organizations, focusing and enhancing their recovery and recycling programs or processes.

Prior to launching his own consulting firm, he worked as an advisor on market development for Éco Entreprises Québec, the PRO organization for packaging and printed paper in Quebec. By engaging multiple stakeholders, Pierre provided manufacturers and distributors with technical and strategic analysis regarding markets development for glass, plastics and fibers. Among others achievements, he elaborated the technical content of the Forum Plastic Solutions conference held in Paris in February 2019, which focused on the scale-up of chemical recycling technologies.

Pierre believes in collaboration between experts and stakeholders to level the barriers to materials real recycling. Therefore, Lichens, the consulting firm he’s started, is focusing on finding solutions, for both producers and recyclers, based on collaboration, science and innovation. Pierre also shares his knowledge and expertise in several articles and presentations, and popularizes technical concepts for a wider understanding of the reality behind the recycling curtains.

Sponsored by Canadian Plastics Industry Association