Stage is set for world’s largest plastics recycling event

FINAL preparations are taking place ahead of the world’s largest event dedicated to plastics recycling, the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, which takes place next week at RAI Amsterdam from June 19-20.

The PRS Europe exhibition and conference attracts thousands of professional stakeholders from across the plastics recycling value chain. Being held in four halls, the exhibition is set to welcome a record 480 exhibiting companies and organisations.

The two-day conference features more than 65 speakers examining the latest political, legislative, market and technological developments in plastics recycling. Werner Bosmans, team leader on plastics, DG Environment, European Commission, is the keynote speaker on the opening day. Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel Consumer Brands, IKEA, Mars, P&G and Reckitt are among the brands whose experts are also taking part in the discussions.

“A record number of visitors have already registered to join us at the RAI, Amsterdam this year, and over 155 companies are exhibiting for the first time,” said Matt Barber, global events director at Crain Communications. “The global pre-eminence of this event means there is no better place to discover what’s new in the world of plastics recycling and to meet anyone and everyone involved in the circular use of plastics.”

Ton Emans, Plastics Recyclers Europe president, added, “PRS Europe has become an unmissable event for the industry in Europe, attracting each year more actors of the plastics recycling value chain. It is the perfect platform to explore cutting-edge technical innovations, track commercial developments, and stay up to date with the legislative landscape for plastics circularity.”

The winners of the seven categories at the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2024 will be announced at the event on 20 June and all finalists will be showcased in the exhibition. The shortlisted products and projects are made in Europe and every product contains a minimum of 50% recycled plastics.

The Plastics Recycling Show Europe brings together key players from the plastics and plastics recycling sectors to showcase technology, share best practices, network and do business. Every part of the industry is represented, including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, AI-powered sorting technology, plastic material suppliers and compounders, pre-processors, mechanical and chemical plastics recyclers, waste management specialists and industry associations.

In 2023, PRS Europe attracted more than 8,500 visitors from across Europe and more than 80 different countries.

For full details of the conference programme and to register to attend visit the PRSE website: