Conference Programme


PRS Europe 2018 is pleased to announce an informative and inspiring conference programme which will address the latest opportunities and challenges that face the plastics recycling industry. With key industry figures in attendance and a number of big name speakers, this really is a must attend event for those looking to evolve their business and generate new revenue streams. The Conference is FREE to attend and forms part of the FREE to attend exhibition where you can not only benefit from the content, but also from quality networking, meeting top suppliers, seeing the most innovative products & services as well as see new launches.


Day One | 24 April 2018

10.10H        OFFICIAL OPENING and WELCOME           

Ton Emans, President, Plastics Recyclers Europe

Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, Government of Netherlands


10.25 - 11.35H        

PLASTICS AND PLASTICS RECYCLING INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

This session will give an overview of the legislative landscape in respect to the plastics recycling, plastics recycling figures as well as initiatives on marine litter.

Moderator: Jim Armstrong, Managing Director Director, Kermadec Ltd    


PURPOSE IS THE NEW LUXURY: How saving the Oceans is a better business than destroying them

Cyrill Gutsch, Founder, Parley for the Oceans

The new EU Strategy for Plastics

Carlo Pettinelli, Director for Consumer, Environmental and Health Technologies, European Commission

Circular Economy - the new reality for plastics

Davor Škrlec, MEP, European Parliament

 

MATERIALS FOCUS SESSIONS

11.45 - 13.00H

Focus on: PET        

The PET material focus session at PRSE will focus on the latest developments within the PET recycling sector. The speakers of this session will talk about the launch of the PET trays recycling and the pioneer water marking project whose aim is to improve sorting.

Chairman: Casper van den Dungen, Vice President and PET WG Chairman, Plastics Recyclers Europe / General Manager, Poly Recycling AG


RPET towards 2025, what can we expect?

Casper van den Dungen, Vice President and PET WG Chairman, Plastics Recyclers Europe / General Manager, Poly Recycling AG

Sustainable economic recycling starts with economic high-quality sorting

Johan Kerver, CEO - CTO, FiliGrade

Tray2tray recycling, what can we expect?

Jean-Loup van de Wiele, Commercial Director / Owner, 4PET Recycling

 

14.00 - 15.15H

Focus on: PVC

This session will make a close-up on the current collection schemes and recycled volumes of PVC across Europe as well as the legislative framework for PVC recycling.

Chairman: Franck Seité, Industrial Director, Paprec Group

 

Market and legislative framework for PVC recycling

Franck Seité, Industrial Director, Paprec Group

Circular Solutions with PVC products

Zdenek Hruska, Public Affairs Director, VinylPlus

Recovinyl, more than just numbers

Ingrid Verschueren, Managing Director, Recovinyl

Plastic Pipes and Recyclate

Ton Van der Giessen, Managing Director, Kunststoff Recycling van Werven

The four requirements for successful Recycling

Norbert Bruns, Managing Director, Veka Umwelttechnik

 

15.25 - 16.25H

Focus on: Technical Plastics     

The speakers of this session will talk about the challenges and opportunities linked to the collection, sorting, recycling and uptake of recyclates in this stream.

 Chairman: Arjen Wittekoek, Director, Coolrec

 

Recycled technical plastics: the end or the future?

Arjen Wittekoek, Managing Director, Coolrec

How a collective take back scheme facilitates a closed loop plastic recycling

Edouard Carteron, Eco-design & Circular Economy Expert, Eco Systémes

Sustainable recycled plastics in home appliances

Hakan Özkan, R&D Specialist – Material Technologies Department, Arçelik A.Ş

Systemic innovation towards a circular economy for plastics

Michiel De Smet, Policy Officer – Eco-Innovation, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission 

Volvo Ocean Race - Not just a Global Sports Event: A microplastic research expedition and a platform to influence change

Anne-Cecile Turner, Sustainability Programme Leader, Volvo Ocean Race


 Day Two | 25 April 2018

Focus on Polyolefins

10.15H         OPENING AND WELCOME         


10.20 - 11.20H

Focus on: LDPE     

This session will focus mainly on the successful collection and recycling schemes of LDPE in Ireland as well as current EU recycling rates of this stream.

Chairman: Ton Emans, President and LDPE WG Chairman, Plastics Recyclers Europe / Managing Director, CeDo Recycling


An outlook on LDPE recycling in Europe

Ton Emans, President and LDPE WG Chairman, Plastics Recyclers Europe / Managing Director, CeDo Recycling

Farm Plastics Recycling in Ireland – a Shared Success Story

Liam Moloney, General Manager, IFFPG

Collection and Recycling of Flexible Polyethylene Packaging

John Standish, Technical Director, The Association of Plastics Recyclers

Quality is key

Marchel van de Grift, Director, Nedvang


11.30 - 12.30H

Focus on: HDPE    

This session will zoom into the use of recycled HDPE and PP by brand owners and the future of HDPE recycling. It will present as well recently launched polyolefins platform.

Chairman: Herbert Snell, Board Member and HDPE WG Chairman, Plastics Recyclers Europe/ Managing Director, Multiport GmbH


EU Ecolabel connecting recyclers with brand owners of consumer goods

Kristine Dorosko, Policy Officer – Ecolabel, European Commission

Recycling Rigid HDPE in North America - A Brief Review

John Standish, Technical Director, The Association of Plastics Recyclers

100% PCR in packaging - we’ve done it!

Immo Sander, Head of Packaging Development, Werner & Mertz


13.30 - 14.00H

AWARDS CEREMONY

The Ceremony will announce the winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe in 5 different categories. The Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate achievement throughout the scope of the European plastics recycling industry. Finalist entries will be displayed in the “Plastics Recycling Awards Europe Feature Area” for the duration of the exhibition.

 

14.10 - 15.10H

Focus on: Pots, Tubs and Trays            

The speakers in this session will focus on the recycling potential of mixed plastics. This session will provide insights into difficult to sort and recycle products.

Chairman: Werner Kruschitz, PRE Board Member and Chairman of the PTTs WG, Plastics Recyclers Europe / CEO, Kruschitz GmbH

 

Recycling Mixed Plastics

Werner Kruschitz, PRE Board Member and Chairman of the PTTs WG, Plastics Recyclers Europe / CEO, Kruschitz GmbH

Solution for black trays sorting?

Steve Morgan, Technical Manager, RECOUP

Building the Plastic Pot, Tub & Tray Value Chain - Experiences from the UK 

Daniela May, Project Engineer, HTP

Chemicycling as a sustainable solution for mixed plastic!

Ran Sharon, President/CEO, Clariter


15.00H

Closing

Ton Emans, President, Plastics Recyclers Europe

 

Programme may be subject to change