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Past Events

 
Past CHAMPION Events
CHAMPION Webinar 6 - Navigating Planetary Boundaries: Challenges in Sustainability Assessment of Novel Biobased Materials - Part 1

This video is a recording of Part 1 of the CHAMPION Project Webinar series - Webinar 6, held online on 27 September 2023.

Dr James Sherwood (University of York) explains recent advances in environmental sustainability assessment, demonstrating how we can compare different products and determine impact targets.

CHAMPION Webinar 6 - Navigating Planetary Boundaries: Challenges in Sustainability Assessment of Novel Biobased Materials - Part 2

This video is a recording of Part 2 of the CHAMPION Project Webinar series - Webinar 6, held online on 27 September 2023.

Dr Ángel Puente (nova-institute's Sustainability Department) delves into Early Stage Sustainability Assessments & Ecological Boundaries.

CHAMPION Webinar 5: From Niche to Mainstream: Sustainability Considerations for Consumer Products

This is a recorded session from Webinar 5 in the CHAMPION Project series, streamed live on 17 May 2023. 

SQ Consult’s Manisha Gulati discusses the challenges and opportunities of more sustainable packaging for consumer products, including the sustainability aspects, the kinds of sustainability claims made in the current market, and how such claims can be backed-up through certifications, labels and testing.

CHAMPION Webinar 4: Health and safety in the transition to a more circular and biobased economy - Part 1

This video is a recording of Part 1 of the CHAMPION Project Webinar series - Webinar 4, held online on 10 January 2023.

Circular Economy Advisor Frieke Heens (RIVM) explains the hurdles in the circular economy transition caused by hazardous substances and how to best cope with these. 

CHAMPION Webinar 4: Health and safety in the transition to a more circular and biobased economy - Part 2

This video is a recording of Part 2 of the CHAMPION Project Webinar series - Webinar 4, held online on 10 January 2023.

Barbara van Vugt (BDS, BioDetection Systems, CHAMPION project partner) presents safety assessment methods in green chemistry and results for CHAMPION’s products so far, showing that safety is built into the design of CHAMPION’s materials.  

CHAMPION Webinar 3: Bio-polymer biodegradability: State-of-play and examples from practice - Part 1

This video is a recording of Part 1 of the CHAMPION Project Webinar series - Webinar 3, held online on 12 October 2022.

Biodegradability expert Maarten van der Zee (Wageningen Food & Biobased Research) explains the key aspects of measuring biodegradability, common misconceptions and current issues, including standards, labeling and EU policy. 

CHAMPION Webinar 3: Bio-polymer biodegradability: State-of-play and examples from practice - Part 2

This video is a recording of Part 2 of the CHAMPION Project Webinar series - Webinar 3, held online on 12 October 2022.

Astrid Van Houtte (OWS, Organic Waste Systems, CHAMPION project partner) shared biodegradability results of common bio-based polymers and some of CHAMPION’s products, showing that our bio-polymers can be both high-performance and biodegradable. 

Webinar 2: Deep Change in Practice: True Circularity in a Bio-Based Transition - Part 1

This video is Part 1 of a recording of the CHAMPION Project Webinar series - Webinar 2: Deep change in practice: True circularity in a bio-based transition, held online on 15 June 2022.

Philippe Willems, CEO of CHAMPION project partner Orineo, shared his vision of designing products so that after a useful life they become high-quality raw materials instead of waste.

This video is a recording of the CHAMPION Project Webinar series - Webinar 1: Progress in Materials Designed for a Circular Economy, held online on 6 April 2022.

The CHAMPION Project's Dr Rolf Blaauw of Wageningen University & Research presented promising bio-based resins for coatings and adhesives, and selecting polymers and materials for a circular biobased economy.

CHAMPION Webinar 1: Promising bio-based resins: safer, more sustainable and circular
Webinar 2: Deep Change in Practice: True Circularity in a Bio-Based Transition - Part 2

This video is Part 2 of a recording of the CHAMPION Project Webinar series - Webinar 2: Deep change in practice: True circularity in a bio-based transition, held online on 15 June 2022.

Albin Kälin, CEO of EPEA Switzerland, has a long track record in implementing the Cradle-to-Cradle design philosophy in practice. He shared his vision on the role of bio-based polymers and products for a circular future.

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