Malaysia Venue Announced!!

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur to host Plasticity - 25 October 2018.

Earlybird Tickets on sale from JULY 1

Announcing Plasticity Malaysia

Founder Doug Woodring announces the upcoming Plasticity Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.  

K.L. will be the 10th Plasticity event and the first in the South East Asia region. 

A truly global initiative, previous hosts have included Rio, Hong Kong, London, Dallas, Shanghai, Cascais, Shanghai, Los Angeles and Sydney.

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Welcome to Plasticity

A Powerful Full-day Forum

A global forum on the future of plastics.

We depend on plastic in so many parts of our lives from contact lenses to food containers; it is everywhere serving a function. Since we can't live without plastics, Plasticity provides a forum to share and inspire better design, better process and better end of life options. Through collaboration we can use and reuse plastic wisely in true circular economies.    

More than a conference, it’s a collaborative information sharing day that inspires delegates with practical plastics sustainability ideas relevant to today's business world. The first Plasticity Forum was held in Rio de Janeiro at the the Rio+20 Earth Summit, and was followed by successful events in Hong Kong, New York and Portugal, Shanghai, London, Dallas, LA and Sydney - now Plasticity is coming to Kuala Lumpur. 

More detail on previous events can be found here:

Plasticity is about bringing together leaders who can learn and collaborate with one another to help scale up some of the great solutions which are now coming to market. The goal is to have a world where plastic is used, but without creating a plastic footprint on our communities. 

Plasticity Forums showcase sustainable solutions and market opportunities for transforming plastic waste into a valuable resource.

Join with local and international ‘TedTalk-style’ speakers and lots of big conversation.   

Draft Program

The indicative program for Plasticity Malaysia as at 16 April 2018


8.00  Registrations Open: Meet fellow delegates over coffee

8.30  Welcome and Opening

8.40  KEYNOTE: The Plastics Circular Economy Theory Versus Practice – Global, Regional and Local Perspectives

8.55  KEYNOTE: Waste Stream Economics and Trade – One year on from the Chinese National Sword 

9.20  KEYNOTE: Demand Led Trends (End-markets for Recovered Plastic) – Consumer and Regulatory Future Landscape 

9.35  KEYNOTE: Input Trends – The Future Plastics Coming to Market

9.50  KEYNOTE: Supply Driven Trends – Centralisation or Decentralisation and Policy Mechanisms 

10.05  PANEL 1: The Plastic Marketplace and Circular Economy 

10.25  Morning Tea


10.45  Keynote - Sponsored Speaker on Designing for Recovery

11.00  4-6 Case Studies – i.e. innovative uses of adhesives and labels; disassembly; substitution of virgin; consumer perceptions; food grade  

PANEL 2: Designing for Recovery

12.10  Lunch


12.50  Keynote - Sponsored Speaker on Collecting for Recovery

1.05  4-6 Case Studies – type specific collection; technology for mass sorting; technology for decentralised sorting; transport and trading

 PANEL 3: Collecting for Recovery 


2.15  Keynote - Sponsored Speaker on End-markets for Recovered Plastics

2.30  4-6 Case Studies – new markets; new businesses; entrepreneur; MNE 

 PANEL 4: Developing End-markets

3.30  Afternoon Tea

3.50  Green Finance: Accessing Capital for sustainable businesses 

4.30  PANEL 5: Plastic Circular Economies of the Future 

5.20  Close


5.30  Networking Drinks 


Previous Plasticity Events

Sydney, Australia


Shanghai, China


London, UK


Dallas, USA


Rio De Janiero

Our first event, 2012

Cascais, Portugal


Los Angeles, USA


Hong Kong


New York City, USA