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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The organisers of the PRS Europe event, Crain Communications Ltd and the Plastics Recyclers Europe Association would like to make the following statement.

 

The demand for recycled plastics has not been negatively affected due to low oil prices. Some media claim that the plastics recycling market is affected by a decrease in the oil price. However, this situation does not reflect the general situation of European plastics recyclers, only certain companies who are exposed to exports of plastics.