ORGANISERS of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe have announced the outline programme for the event’s conference.
Key speakers at the conference on plastics recycling include Gilonne Traub, senior research analyst, new plastics economy at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation; Gian De Belder, principal scientist, packaging R&D at Procter & Gamble; Leopold Thorsten, head of international packaging development home care at Henke,l and Karlheinz Hausmann, global TS&D fellow at Dow Europe.
The free-to-attend conference takes place at the RAI Amsterdam on 10 and 11 April, and is to open with a session examining the latest developments and trends in the plastics recycling landscape in Europe.
Among speakers in this session, Daniel Stricker, head of market research and editor-in-chief at KI Group will review the current state of affairs of the European plastics recycling industry, the legislative landscape and plastics recycling figures in Europe. There will also be updates on the EU’s Plastics Strategy.
The following materials focus sessions will explore the challenges, issues and opportunities within the sector for mechanical recycling, with sessions covering PET, PVC and technical plastics. Each material focus session will be overseen by the relevant working group chairman from Plastics Recyclers Europe.
The second day’s opening conference session will look at technology, innovation and recyclability of plastic products. This, organisers said, will focus on the design for recycling and technological developments in collection, sorting, shredding, washing, extrusion and plastics conversion.
Day two continues with polyolefins materials focus sessions, which will examine the current status of polyolefin waste streams including high and low density polyethylene (LDPE and HDPE), as well as mixed plastics recycling (pots, tubs and trays).
According to event organisers, over 100 companies and industry organisations have already confirmed their presence as exhibitors at the event, which has this year moved to a larger hall at the RAI Amsterdam to accommodate the growing number of exhibitors and visitors.
Designed specifically for plastics recycling professionals, the pan-European, free-to-attend Plastics Recycling Show Europe aims to bring together key players from across the plastics and recycling sectors to showcase innovative technology, share best practice, network and do business. Industry sections represented at the event include plastic recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists and industry associations.