Success of PRSE 2018 sends “important message”

THE organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) exhibition have reported a 70% rise in visitor numbers for the event, which was recently held in Amsterdam for the second year in a row.

PRSE 2018 featured over 100 exhibitors, more than 40 conference speakers and in excess of 2,400 visitors over the two days.

The exhibition featured recyclers, machine producers, raw material producers, converters, waste management companies and brand owners. PRSE, organised by Crain Communications and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), will return to a larger hall at the RAI Amsterdam on 10 and 11 April 2019.

Ton Emans, president of PRE said, “With the success of this show we are sending an important message: the market of recycled plastics in Europe is advancing not only in terms of recycling rates but also technology-wise. The new European legislation and the continuous dialogue of the plastic value chain should further help strengthening and harmonising of our industry. The launch of Plastics Recycling Awards Europe, with a number of finalists and unquestionable winners, is a testimony for the quality of recyclates and an array of applications in which they are used.”

Mike Baxter, external affairs director for exhibitor RPC bpi Group added, “This is probably the most important show for the European recycling industry on the annual calendar. Compared to all other shows in Europe, this show, in terms of visitor numbers and quality, stands up above all the others.”

Jérémie Garbe, sales director of exhibitor Pellenc ST added, “PRSE has been a great platform for the plastics recycling industry, for everyone interested in plastics recycling in Europe. It’s a fantastic show for us. If you are interested in plastics recycling in Europe and the world, you should certainly visit PRSE next year.”

Matt Barber, PRSE event director at Crain Communications commented, “We have built so well on the successful launch of PRSE in 2017 to develop the conference and exhibition into the business and networking event for plastics recycling in Europe. I would like to thank all our speakers, exhibitors and visitors for all that they have contributed to our success and look forward to meeting many more when we return to a new, larger hall at the RAI, Amsterdam in April 2019.”