Conference Programme

Plastics Recycling Show Europe incorporates a two-day conference, covering the latest trends and developments in the sector, as well as reflecting on the most recent legislation, challenges and opportunities. The conference brings together the entire cross-section of the value chain, aiming to promote collaboration and to accelerate the transition towards sustainable and truly circular plastics recycling industry. Find out more about critical development in the plastics recycling sector.

Attendance at the conference is FREE OF CHARGE for registered attendees. To register to attend click here

If you are unable to attend the event in person, some sessions will also be live-streamed to registered visitors. Please check the individual session below to see which ones will be live-streamed, and don't forget to register.

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Day One - 4th November 2021

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Opening and welcome

This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website

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MAKING PLASTICS FULLY CIRCULAR – WHAT’S NEXT?

This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website

European Commissioner Sinkevičius’ message to Plastic Recycling Show Europe 2021 - Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, European Commission  

The missing links to make plastic fully circular - Alexandre Kremer, Associate, SYSTEMIQ Ltd.

25 years of making plastics circular - Ton Emans, President, Plastics Recyclers Europe

Speakers
Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
European Commission
President
Plastics Recyclers Europe
Associate
SYSTEMIQ
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PLASTICS RECYCLING - MATERIAL FOCUS SESSION - PET RECYCLING

The current market trends, new technologies and initiatives in recycling of polyethylene terephthalate will be the focus of this session. 

Chaired by: Casper van den Dungen, Vice President & PET Working Group Chairman, Plastics Recyclers Europe

PET: a circular model of supply and consumption in 2030 -  Andy Grant, Technical Director, Eunomia Research & Consulting

EU legal obligations on rPET & beverage industry’s actions - Ermis Panagiotopoulos, Sustainability Director, Natural Mineral Waters Europe

Depolymerization: how chemical recycling can enable PET circularity - Jesper van Berkel, Recycling Technology & Business Manager, Indorama Ventures PCL

Speakers
Vice President & PET WG Chairman
Plastics Recyclers Europe
Technical Director
Eunomia Research & Consulting
Sustainability Director
Natural Mineral Waters Europe
Recycling Technology & Business Manager
Indorama Ventures PCL
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How material expertise and digital means can support the supply of circular plastics feedstock ?

This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website

This session will focus on digital possibilities and limitations in the context of high quality management needs.

Speakers
Cofounder
Polytopoly
Polymer Recycling expert and consultant

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PLASTICS RECYCLING - MATERIAL FOCUS SESSION - PVC RECYCLING

The current market trends, new technologies and initiatives in recycling of polyvinylchloride will be the focus of this session. 

Chaired by: Mathilde Taveau, Regulatory Advisor, Plastics Recyclers Europe

Reco-trace - Ingrid Verschueren, General Manager, Recovinyl

Enabling A Safe Transition to Circular Healthcare Thanks to PVC: Turning Words Into Action - Vincent Stone, Technical/Environmental Affairs Senior Manager, VinylPlus and Ole Grøndahl Hansen, General Manager, PVC Information Council Denmark

Circular Economy in action – Implementing Collection and Recycling schemes for Windows in Germany, France and Poland - Charlotte Röber, Managing Director, EPPA

Speakers
Regulatory Advisor
Plastics Recyclers Europe
Technical/ Environmental Affairs Senior Manager
VinylPlus
General Manager
PVC Information Council Denmark
General Manager
Recovinyl
Managing Director
EPPA
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Post consumer recycling - Going into a circular Plastic economy with the latest technology

This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website

Speaker
Business Development Manager Application Post Consumer
EREMA Group GmbH

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PLASTICS RECYCLING - MATERIAL FOCUS SESSION - TECHNICAL PLASTICS & PS RECYCLING

The current market trends, new technologies and initiatives in recycling of plastic waste coming from end-of-life and electrical and electronic equipment will be the focus of this session. 

Chaired by: Tom Caris,Manager Business Development, Coolrec

Sustainable plastics solutions - Philipp Baum, General Manager, bage plastics

Plastics recycling in domestic appliances - Eelco Smit, Sustainability Leader, Philips Domestic Appliance

Consortium PS25: toward the construction of French PS recycling facilities - Sophie Génier, Director Materials & Recycling, CITEO

The future of food contact and low carbon footprint: Circular Polystyrene - Jens Kathmann, Secretary General, Styrenics Circular Solutions

Speakers
Manager Business Development
Coolrec
General Manager
bage plastics
Sustainability Leader
Philips Domestic Appliances
Director Materials & Recycling
CITEO
Secretary General
Styrenics Circular Solutions
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CirKular+™ Solutions for Recyclates Performance Enhancement and Compatibilization

This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website

Speaker
Senior R&D Scientist
Kraton Polymers

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Re-Compounding / tailor made production of Re- pellets Challenges, limitatons advantages and risks of Recycling and compounding in one step

This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website

Speaker
General Sales Manager
MAS

Day Two - 5th November 2021

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RECYCLABILITY & RECYCLED CONTENT: HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN?

This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website

Chaired by: Paolo Glerean, PRE Board Member and Chairman of RecyClass

Speakers
PRE Board Member & Chairman
RecyClass
Technical Director - R&D Packaging Sustainability
Procter & Gamble
R&D Product Development
PreZero Polymers Austria GmbH
Director Regulatory Affairs & Strategic Innovation
Trioworld
Sustainability & Circular Economy Manager
Avery Dennison
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Sustainable additive solutions – enhancing performance and value of circular plastics

This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website

Speaker
Senior Manager Global Sustainability
BASF

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POLYOLEFINS FOCUS SESSION - LDPE RECYCLING

Low-density polyethylene will be the focus of this session. Our speakers will be sharing their views on new technologies, recyclates uptake and market trends. 

Chaired by: Ton Emans, President & LDPE Working Group Chairman, Plastics Recyclers Europe

Recycling of flexible household packaging in Belgium - Mik Van Gaever, COO, FostPlus

Achieving European Recycling Targets for Household Plastic Packaging until 2030 - Clemens Pues, Sales Director, PreZero Recycling

EU Green Deal: a game changer - Tom Hesselink, Partner, Global Strategy Group, KPMG Netherlands

Speakers
President
Plastics Recyclers Europe
COO
FostPlus
Sales Director
PreZero Recycling
Partner, Global Strategy Group
KPMG Netherlands
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PLASTICS RECYCLING AWARDS CEREMONY

The Awards ceremony will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe is the celebration of the innovation and technological development of the sector. The Awards are given in 7 categories and this year’s finalists demonstrate the latest technological developments and innovative solutions intended for improving efficiency and the quality of recycling processes, and in turn making plastic products circular. They will be displayed in the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe’s Recycled Product Theatre, together with the 2020 winners.

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POLYOLEFINS FOCUS SESSION - HDPE RECYCLING

High-density polyethylene will be the focus of this session. Our speakers will be sharing their views on new technologies, recyclates uptake and market trends.

Chaired by: Herbert Snell, PRE Board Member & HDPE Working Group Chairman, Plastics Recyclers Europe

Circularity in Cosmetic Washing and Cleaning Packaging: Introducing the CosPaTox Consortium - Michael Scriba, Chairman, CosPaTox

Accelerating the transition for a circular economy for packaging with all stakeholders - Thor Tummers, External Affairs Manager, Unilever

Speakers
PRE Board Member & HDPE WG Chairman
Plastics Recyclers Europe
Chairman
Cospatox
External Affairs Manager
Unilever
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POLYOLEFINS FOCUS SESSION - PP RECYCLING

Polypropylene recycling will be the focus of this session. Our speakers will be sharing their views on new technologies, recyclates uptake and market trends. 

Chaired by: Werner Kruschitz, PRE Board Member & PP/PO Working Group Chairman, Plastics Recyclers Europe

Sorting and recycling of PP packaging from post consumer material - Valerie Bürstner, Head of Sales, ALBA Group  

The Future of Polypropylene  - Jeremy Blake, Managing Director, Plasgran

Design for Recycling of plastic cardboard combinations K3® r100 - the revolution -  Amber Augustus, Product Group Manager, Greiner Packaging International

Speakers
PRE Board Member & PP/PO WG Chairman
Plastics Recyclers Europe
Head of Sales
ALBA Group
Product Group Manager
Greiner Packaging International
Managing Director
Plasgran