The International Symposium on Feedstock Recycling of Polymeric Materials (ISFR) is a biennial international symposium focusing on the various processes for the valorisation of polymeric wastes, initialized by the organization Feedstock Recycling of Plastics Japan (FSRJ). It aims at bringing together scientists, engineers and other industrial experts across the world to brainstorm on the recent developments in the fields of waste plastic, e-waste and biomass conversion processes.
T he non-biodegradable nature of the plastic waste poses serious problems to the environment and hence, recycling and recovery of polymeric residues is the need of the hour. Also biomass, particularly residues of agriculture and forestry, is a potential source for the sustainable production of hydrocarbons. Furthermore, recycling techniques for precious metals and noble earth, originating mainly form e-waste, play a significant role in future raw materials supply. The increasing industrial utilization of polymer compounds, like carbon fibre reinforced plastic, demands appropriate recycling techniques. With this background, the 8 th International Symposium on Feedstock Recycling of Polymeric Materials (8 th ISFR 2015) will be held at Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria during September 7 th – 10 th, 2015.