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From Waste to Health

Circular economy presents a unique environmental and economic opportunity to our societies, namely in the sector of pharmaceuticals, but there are still many questions to be answered such as:

  • What are the possibilities of a circular economy approach to the pharmaceutical sector?
  • Are the current EU legislative proposals looking into all the possibilities that chemistry has to offer to circular economy?
  • Which solutions are already being implemented in this field?

On the 5 April in Malta, EuCheMS brought together the diverse views of researchers, innovators and policy makers in order to explore possible answers to these questions.

The workshop took place at the University of Malta – Msida Campus, room LC217 (building 25 on the map in p. 7).

You can see Maltese media coverage of the workshop here.

Chaired by Emmanuel Sinagra

9:30   Coffee and Registration

10:00   Welcome – David Cole-Hamilton, EuCheMS President

10:10   A Quick Look into the Policy DimensionBruno Vilela, EuCheMS

10:20   Rethinking Hazardous Waste Disposal for a Circular Economy –  José Herrera, Member of Parliament, Maltese Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change

10:35   Environmental and Economic Potential of Circular Economy Miriam Dalli, Member of the European Parliament

10:50   Sustainable Pharmacy of the Future Prof. Klaus Kümmerer, Leuphana University Lüneburg

11:05   Green Organic SynthesisProf. Giovanna Bosica, University of Malta

11:25   Waste Solvent Recycling, A case study for Malta and beyond… – Dr Stefan Mohnani, Universal Import & Export Ltd

11:40   Panel Discussion – Moderated by Prof. Claude Farrugia, President of the European Industrial Pharmacists Group

12:10   Conclusions and Closing RemarksDavid Cole-Hamilton, EuCheMS President

12:20   Light Buffet Lunch