The main topic you will be investigating is: How can Demcon reduce the environmental impact of products containing plastic parts. Changing the current disposable system can be very challenge due to financial disadvantage, regulations or lack of incentive. An easier way to convert to a sustainable system can be by means of a more accessible intermediate solution, while keeping the current work flow in tact to a large extent. One way of approaching this intermediate solution is to divert from using virgin plastics and move towards a more sustainable alternative to virgin plastics. For example using biodegradable plastics or recycled plastics. This brings about new challenges such as material degradation over product lifetime, material purity and cost of alternatives to virgin plastics.
Will you help us investigate what alternative solution is most feasible and has greatest environmental impact?