THE entry deadline for the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2024 has been extended until 6pm, Friday January 12, 2024.
Shortlisted finalists will be announced on 13 March and showcased at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe taking place at the RAI, Amsterdam on June 19-20, 2024. The winners of the seven categories will be presented with their awards on the second day of PRS Europe.
The award categories are: Plastics Recycling Ambassador, Building & Construction Product, Automotive, Electrical or Electronic Product, Household & Leisure Product, Plastic Packaging Product, Product Technology Innovation and Recycling Machinery Innovation.
To qualify, entries must meet several criteria including that products and innovations must be designed, developed or manufactured in Europe; products must contain a minimum of 50% recycled content and all entries must promote sustainability and circular economy. Detailed criteria and qualifying features for each category are on the website.
After being named Plastics Recycling Ambassador 2023, Manfred Hackl, CEO of EREMA Group GmbH, has joined the judging panel for 2024. His fellow judges include Mik Van Gaever and Flor Peña Herron, the 2023 and 2022 Plastics Recycling Ambassadors. They will be joined by Ton Emans (president of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE)); Rune Thoralfsson (owner and director of plastic film recycler Norfolier GreenTec AS); and Karen Laird (editor of sustainable plastics).
The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe are organised jointly by Plastics Recyclers Europe and Crain Communications, organisers of PRS Europe.