Recycling Conference

Date: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 13:30 to 16:30
Location: 
Interpack Fair - Room 814, Hall 8B (conference area), 1st floor
Stockumer Kirchstraße 61
Düsseldorf 40474
Germany

Let’s work together on plastics packaging design! - Plastics Recyclers Europe Recycling Conference


Today, products are very often designed without any real knowledge of their actual recyclability. However, design of a packaging has a detrimental impact on the recycling. Consequently, the first step in minimalizing a negative impact of a product on the environment shall be its design.

During the Recycling Conference in Düsseldorf Plastics Recyclers Europe launched RecyClass, a platform for recyclability assessment, which is the key step in ensuring better recycling of plastic packaging. This tool will help packaging designers to find the correct way to approach and evaluate their new products.

The conference gathered the worlds of plastics recyclers, plastics packaging producers, brand owners and EU policy makers. Representatives of European Commission and entrepreneurs debated and discussed pressing issues within plastics packaging design and its recycling.

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Organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe exhibition and conference have announced that the event will move to the new venue of the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands and be held on the 29-30 March 2017.

Europe‘s metals, steel, paper, and plastics recyclers industries are united in calling for a harmonised method to measure recycling rates at input into the 'final recycling process', so as to promote material recovery and thus quality recycling. We support the European Commission and European Parliament proposals on this subject.