Full Conference Programme Revealed for Plastics Recycling Show Europe

7 May 2024

Organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe taking place at RAI Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 19-20 June 2024 have revealed the conference’s full programme. More than 60 speakers covering all the key issues facing the plastic recycling value chain in Europe and beyond will set the scene in the event’s two theatres.

Newly confirmed speakers include:

  • Kris Renwick – Corporate Sustainability Pack Strategy Manager, Reckitt
  • Balthazar Verlet-Banide, Project Management Officer - End to End Circularity, Decathlon
  • Mark Roberts - Circular Value Chain Director, Berry Global
  • Freek Bakker, Director Value Chain Plastics, PreZero
  • Bart Dautzenberg – Sr. Project Manager, Corporate Sustainability (Circular Economy), SABIC
  • Yvonne van Veen, Head of Advocacy, INEOS Styrolution
  • Dominik Spancken – Business Team Leader Resource-Efficient Composites, Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF

Emmanuelle Maire, Head of Unit ‘Circular Economy, Sustainable Production and Consumption’, DG Environment, European Commission and Tom Hesselink, Partner Transaction Services & Private Equity, Simon Kucher will join Ton Emans, Plastics Recyclers Europe’s President, to kick off the conference.

Throughout the two days, participants will get the chance to examine in-depth all the latest political, legislative, market and technological developments in plastics recycling.

The recently passed Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) will be under the spotlight with a dedicated session. Further sessions will explore measures to achieve recycled content targets and look at the latest advancements in chemical recycling.

Running in parallel, panel discussions will promote the debate on possible strategies for enhancing and harmonising collection and sorting, design for recycling, and the latest updates on the advancement of plastics circularity on a global scale.

Dedicated plastic streams focus sessions will tackle the challenges, issues and opportunities in the recycling of PET, PO films, PVC, HDPE, PP and ELV & WEEE.

PRS Europe event sponsors will also give papers on a wide range of innovations in plastics recycling technology and the wider circular economy. Recently confirmed sponsor papers include:

  • Strategies for Building a Bankable Advanced Recycling Facility Using De-Risked Technologies by Amandine Teillet, Operations & Industrialisation - Plastic Recycling Group at AXENS
  • CirKular+™: Unlocking Value-added Path to Circular Economy by Yuliya Streen, Global Strategic Marketing at Kraton
  • Navigating the Circular Plastics Transformation: Innovations and Investments by Martin Wiesweg, Executive Director, Plastics and Polymers, EMEA at Chemical Market Analytics
  • Quality & Traceability: knowledge and key solutions to fit with 2025 European regulation by Edouard Garreau, Chief Technology Officer at Poly to Poly
  • Recycling 4.0: The Route to Higher PCR Incorporation by Fabrice Digonnet, Mechanical Recycling Strategy Leader at Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics

Organised jointly by Crain Communications and Plastics Recyclers Europe, the free-to-attend Plastics Recycling Show Europe is designed specifically for plastics recycling professionals. It brings together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors to showcase innovative technology, share best practices, network and do business. A broad cross-section of the industry is represented at the event including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, pre-processors, mechanical and chemical plastics recyclers, waste management specialists and industry associations. In 2023 PRS Europe attracted a record number of more than 8,500 visitors from across Europe and more than 80 different countries internationally.

Poly to Poly is PRS Europe 2024’s platinum event sponsor, EREMA is gold sponsor and Avient, Axens, BASF, Chemical Market Analytics, Dow, Eastman Chemical, Kraton Polymers, Milliken, Neste, SK Functional Polymer and Trinseo are silver sponsors.

For full details of the conference programme and to register to attend visit the PRSE website: https://www.prseventeurope.com

About the Plastics Recycling Show Europe

The Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS Europe) is the annual exhibition and conference for plastics recycling professionals. It brings together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors to learn, network and capitalise on the business opportunities plastic recycling offers. The annual event is organised by Crain Communications and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) and next takes place at RAI, Amsterdam in the Netherlands 19-20 June 2024. PRE is an organisation representing the voice of the European plastics recyclers who reprocess plastic waste into high-quality material destined for production of new articles. Recyclers are important facilitators of the circularity of plastics and the transition towards the circular economy. Plastics recycling in Europe is a rapidly growing sector representing €10.4 billion in turnover.