Erwin Vink


Erwin Vink 
Sustainability Manager, NatureWorks

Workshop MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Understanding Ingeo in a Low-Carbon and Circular Economy Context

This workshop provides an in-depth briefing on the role of Ingeo biomaterials in a low-carbon, circular economy from responsible sourcing to enabling appropriate recovery options like composting and recycling.

Experts in these areas from NatureWorks will cover topics such as: latest work in feedstock sustainability and certification, an update on relevant regional/global regulations, strategies and pilots to increase the recovery of Ingeo, and the latest Ingeo LCA and eco-profile data.

About Erwin Vink

Erwin Vink studied chemistry at the Utrecht University and worked in various functions for The Dow Chemical Company in The Netherlands since 1984. Since the beginning of the nineties he was a member of the Dow Europe LCA Core Group working on internal and external Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) projects (e.g. the European Industry Eco-profiles covering a wide range of polymers, chemical intermediates and final chemical products). In the period 1996-2000 he was also responsible for EH&S for products sold by Dow in the Benelux area. Since 1996 he was part time working for Cargill Dow LLC focusing on the environmental aspects of the life cycle of NatureWorksTM Polylactide (PLA). Since November 2000 he joined Cargill Dow full time in the role of Environmental Affairs Manager focusing on LCA. He is located in the European Cargill Dow office in Naarden, The Netherlands.


Don’t just take our word for it

I strongly recommend Innovation Takes Root. It's a good opportunity to understand and see what happens in this area of biopolymers. It's an international event and not just on PLA. I think it's well done, well-managed, and well-organized. It was a good investment for me.
Marco Garilli

Innovation Expert - Polymers, Electrolux

I'd definitely come back (to ITR) and recommend it. I think many different industries could learn something from a conference like this - it really is focused on the next level of sustainability.
Maddie Guillory

Vice President, Titan Robotics

It has been a wonderful event; very well organized. I especially appreciate the scheduling of activities, the alternation of speeches, and time to network, which has been one of the key successes from my point of view. We also felt very supported by your team; we had the feeling you believe in what Flo is doing and, for us, that's very important.
Tazio Zerbini

Operations Director, Flo S.p.A.