Prof. Andrej KRŽAN, holds a PhD in chemistry from Georgetown University, Washington DC. He is a senior scientific associate at the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana Slovenia and lecturer at the University of Nova Gorica. His entire career has been devoted to sustainability issues of plastics – from recycling to biodegradable and biobased plastics as well as plastic pollution including microplastics. He has coordinated several international projects supporting the development and use of sustainable solutions in plastics and the establishment of connections and capacity in participating countries. More recently, he co-founded a start-up company PlanetCare devoted to providing solutions for the reduction of microplastic fibre pollution from washing.