Who we are

Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) is an organisation representing the voice of the European plastics recyclers who reprocess plastic waste into high-quality material destined for the 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 industry representing over €7.7 billion in turnover, 9.6 million tonnes of installed recycling capacity, more than 650 recycling facilities and over 20.000 employees.

650+ RECYCLING FACILITIEST

650+ RECYCLING
FACILITIES

9.6 MILLION TONNES INSTALLED CAPACITY

9.6 MILLION TONNES
INSTALLED CAPACITY

€7.7 BILLION TURNOVER

€7.7 BILLION
TURNOVER

20.000 EMPLOYEE

20.000
EMPLOYEES

WHAT DO WE
STAND FOR

  • Advancing circularity of plastics through
    increased quality plastics recycling & use
    of recycled materials in high-end products
  • Improving recyclability of plastic products
  • Harmonising of the recycling standards &
    practices across Europe
  • Genuine transition towards the circular
    economy

MAKING
PLASTICS
CIRCULAR

Management Committee

Representatives are elected by the PRE General Assembly.

Ton
Emans

PresidentCeDo Recycling BV
Casper van den Dungen

Casper
van den Dungen

Vice PresidentPoly Recycling AG
Jim Armstrong

Jim Armstrong

The Shabra Group
Maribel Cansell

Maribel Cansell

Tecni Plasper
Tom Caris

Tom Caris

Coolrec Plastics
David Eslava

David Eslava

Eslavas Plasticos S.A.
Hans-Juergen Berenbruch

Hans-Jürgen Berenbruch

Politex S.a.s. di Freudenberg Politex Srl
Sebastian Petithuguenin

Sebastian Petithuguenin

Paprec Group
Herbert Snell

Herbert Snell

Veolia
Paolo Glerean

Paolo Glerean

Aliplast S.P.A.
Rune Thoralfsson

Rune Thoralfsson

Norfolier GreenTec AS
Andreas Witschnigg

Andreas Witschnigg

PreZero Group

WORKING
GROUPS

6 Working Groups and 5 Taskforces represent the interests of different industry segments while coordinating activities and general objectives of PRE.

Working Groups look for solutions that can help advance recycling and promote the best practices while ultimately seeking to increase quality collection, sorting, recycling and increased use of recycled plastic in Europe.

STAKEHOLDERS
COLLABORATIONS

The involvement of the entire value chain is key in advancing plastics circularity. With that in mind, PRE collaborates with important industry players.

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STAKEHOLDERS COLLABORATIONS

Our members

More than 165 companies are a part of PRE.

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Making Plastics Circular

PRE works toward making plastic circular via a holistic approach.

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