|Conference Programme

Virtual PRSE features a three day conference covering examining the latest developments in plastics recycling and practical solutions for the circular and sustainable use of plastics, dealing with plastic waste and better design for recycling.

Day one - Wednesday 9th December

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Welcome
Speakers
Group Publisher and Vice President Global Polymer Group
Crain Communications
President
Plastics Recyclers Europe
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New Reality for Plastics

The New Reality for Plastics will look at the current state of the affairs and new developments of the plastics-related EU legislation and the industry’s answer to the ongoing legislative changes.

Keynote Speech:  Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries at the European Commission

Speakers
Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
European Commission
President
Plastics Recyclers Europe
Vice President (VP) Marketing and New Business Development, Polyolefins
Borealis
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Ask the expert - Erema: Driving the circular economy in plastic recycling: EREMA performance factors for post-consumer (PET/PO) applications and innovative lighthouse projects
Speakers
Business Development Manager application Bottle
Erema
Business Development Manager application Post Consumer
Erema

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Material recycling focus session - PET

Materials focus sessions take a close look at the newest developments, opportunities and challenges within the different recycling streams, and will cover PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and PVC (polyvinylchloride) on the first day.

Chaired by: Casper van den Dungen, PRE Vice President & PET WG Chairman 

Speakers
PRE Vice President & PET WG Chairman
Plastics Recyclers Europe
Executive Director
Petcore Europe
Head of Sales
Interseroh Dienstleistungs GmbH
Managing Director
PET-Recycling Schweiz
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Ask the expert - Krauss Maffei: Circular Economy & Compounding : Latest products, services and solutions
Speakers
Director Product Management Extrusion Technology
KraussMaffei
Director Expert Sales Extrusion Technology
KraussMaffei
Business Director
p o l y m o r e A COMPANY OF KRAUSSMAFFEI

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Material recycling focus session - PVC

Chaired by: Maribel Cansell, PRE Board Member & PVC WG Chairwoman 

Speakers
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Plastics Recyclers Europe
Director
BureauLeiding
Public Affairs Director
VinylPlus

Day two - Thursday 10th December

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Revisiting plastics recyclability

Revisiting Plastics Recyclability will focus on the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and the latest developments in the field of plastic packaging recyclability.

Speakers
Chairman
RecyClass
Policy Officer for Packaging and Packaging Waste
European Commission
Technical Manager
Plastics Recyclers Europe
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Plastics Recycling Awards Ceremony

Presented by: 

Antonino Furfari, Managing Director, Plastics Recyclers Europe and Brennan Lafferty, Vice President & Group Publisher, Crain Communications

Speakers
Managing Director
Plastics Recyclers Europe
Group Publisher and Vice President Global Polymer Group
Crain Communications

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Ask the expert - Vecoplan: Next level in plastics pre-treatment
Speakers
Area Sales Manager
Vecoplan
Area Sales Manager
Vecoplan

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Material recycling focus session - LDPE

Materials focus sessions take a close look at the newest developments, opportunities and challenges within the different recycling streams, and will cover HPDE (high-density polyethylene) and LDPE (low-density polyethylene) on the second day.

Chaired by: Lukas Intemann, Managing Director, LRI Consulting GmbH & LDPE WG Vice-Chairman

Speakers
PRE LDPE WG Vice-chairman & Managing Director
LRI Consulting GmbH
Global Head of Innovation & Sustainability
Avient Corporation
Chief Executive Officer
Triopast
Managing Director
plastship
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Material recycling focus session - HDPE

Chaired by: Herbert Snell, PRE Board Member & Chairman HDPE WG

Speakers
PRE Board Member & Chairman HDPE WG
Plastics Recyclers Europe
Resource Management
University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal
Product CSR Project Leader
Albéa – Gennevilliers
R&D Fellow
Dow

Day three - Friday 11th December 2020

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Global solutions and regional actions on plastic waste

Global Solutions and Regional Actions on Plastic Waste will explore existing and new worldwide solutions for combatting unwanted plastic waste in the environment.

Welcome by: Emilia Tarlowska, PRE Public Affairs and Communications Manager 

Speakers
Public Affairs and Communications Manager
Plastics Recyclers Europe
CEO
PLASTIX A/S
Sustainability Manager – Strategy & Group Development
Borealis AG
CEO & Co-Founder
The One Project
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Ask the expert - Sesotec: How to tackle challenges in plastics sorting
Speakers
Regional Sales Manager Sorting Recycling DACH, Eastern Europe
Sesotec
Regional Sales Manager Sorting Recycling Western Europe, Middle East, Africa
Sesotec
Global Key Account Manager Sorting Recycling
Sesotec

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Material recycling focus session - PP

Materials focus sessions take a close look at the newest developments, opportunities and challenges within the different recycling streams, and will cover PP (polypropylene) recycling and Technical Plastics on the last day.

Chaired by: Werner Kruschitz, PRE Board Member & Chairman PP/PO WG Chairman 

Speakers
Technical Manager
Plastics Recyclers Europe
Group HSE Director
Schoeller Allibert Sau
Circular Plastic Design consultant
Pezy Group
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Ask the Expert - Milliken: Enhancing the properties of recycled polypropylene resins in injection molding
Speakers
Sr. New Business Development Manager, Plastic Additives
Milliken
Technical Service and Development Engineer, Plastic Additives
Milliken Chemical Europe

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Material recycling focus session - Technical Plastics

Chaired by: Mathilde Taveau, Technical Engineer, Coolrec

Speakers
Technical Engineer
Coolrec
Sr. Manager Sustainability
Whirlpool Corporation
CEO
Lavergne Group

Access to the Conference is free of charge for registrants, don't forget to register to attend!

* Programme is subject to change

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