Entry deadline extended for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe

The 2020 judging panel
The 2020 judging panel

THE deadline for entries to the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020 has been extended to Friday December 6.

The seven award categories are: Automotive, Electrical or Electronic Product; Building & Construction Product; Household & Leisure Product; Plastic Packaging Product; Product Technology Innovation; and Recycling Machinery Innovation and Plastics Recycling Ambassador.

The judging panel for the 2020 awards has also been announced. The panel comprises Gian de Belder (principal scientist and packaging technologist at Procter & Gamble); Professor Kim Ragaert of Ghent University (materials scientist and authority on plastics recycling); Willemijn Peeters (CEO of Searious Business and Plastics Recycling Ambassador 2018); Karen Laird (editor of Plastics News Europe); Rune Thoralfsson (owner and director of plastic film recycler Norfolier GreenTec AS); and Ton Emans (president of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE)).

Ton Emans said, “Now in their third year, it is a privilege to see the awards attracting so many entries from across the different sectors. Our panel of judges draws together experts from across the whole industry as well as academia, the media and environmentalism, ensuring they are uniquely qualified for the difficult task of selecting this year’s winners in all categories.”

Successful finalists will be announced in January and showcased during both days of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE). The awards will be presented to the winners on the second day of the show, 26 March 2020, at the RAI, Amsterdam.

All product awards entries must be made of at least 50% recycled content and must be recyclable.