The use of plastic is a large part of our everyday lives and plastics are therefore an important material in our economy.

But today’s plastic use can also result in serious negative effects on the environment and human health. If used in a sustainable way, plastic has a great value and provides great societal benefits. Plastics can, among other things, in some contexts contribute to energy savings and reduced climate emissions.

It is therefore important that we overcome the challenges that exist – so that we can continue to use plastic efficiently in those products where the plastic provides environmental benefits. Through collaboration between different actors within the innovation system, we build conditions for resource-efficient value chains and increased ability to overcome the challenges. Like other materials, plastics must be adapted to be part of a circular economy. This means that we need to minimise environmental and climate impact, reduce littering and the spread of plastics to nature. A prerequisite for success in this is collaboration between value networks and across industries.

Welcome to a panel discussion that shows how collaboration between different industries and consideration of different perspectives can contribute to a sustainable plastic system.


  • Viktor Börjesson, Pulpcac
  • Joakim Wiedesheim, Polymercentrum
  • Åsa Stenmark, The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Anders Kihl, Ragn-Sells
  • Anders Sahlman, Moderator

About the organiser

Vinnova is Sweden’s Innovation Agency. We help to build Sweden’s innovation capacity, contributing to sustainable growth. Our vision is that Sweden is an innovative force in a sustainable world.