Entry deadline for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe extended

ORGANISERS of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2021 have extended the entry deadline until Friday 30 April 2021.

Product designers, design engineers, plastics processors, manufacturers, brand owners, retailers and suppliers of recycled plastic products are all invited to enter the awards, with the finalists due to be announced in an online event taking place on 15 June.

The finalists will have their work 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, 5 November 2021, at the RAI, Amsterdam.

“With the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe now in their fourth year, it is very gratifying to see the number and quality of entries from across the different sectors rising higher every year,” said Ton Emans, PRE president. “Our diverse panel of judges are uniquely qualified for the difficult task of selecting this year’s winners in all categories, bringing together as they do expertise and experience from across the plastics recycling value chain as well as academia, the media and environmentalism.”

There are seven award categories this year, which are as follows:

  • Automotive, Electrical or Electronic Product
  • Building & Construction Product
  • Household & Leisure Product
  • Plastic Packaging Product
  • Product Technology Innovation
  • Recycling Machinery Innovation
  • Plastics Recycling Ambassador

Professor Kim Ragaert of Ghent University, the materials scientist and authority on plastics recycling, has joined this year’s judging panel. She was named Plastics Recycling Ambassador 2020. Her fellow judges include two other previous winners of that award – Gian de Belder (technical director, R&D packaging sustainability at Procter & Gamble) and Willemijn Peeters (CEO of Searious Business). They join Ton Emans (president of Plastics Recyclers Europe), Karen Laird (editor of Sustainable Plastics), and Rune Thoralfsson (owner and director of plastic film recycler Norfolier GreenTec AS).

The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe are organised jointly by Plastics Recyclers Europe and Crain Communications, organisers of PRSE.

For more information, visit: https://www.prseventeurope.com/prse2021/en/page/awards2021