European Commission’s Mattia Pellegrini to Keynote at Plastics Recycling Show Europe Conference

Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Environment at the European Commission is to be the keynote speaker at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe’s conference, taking place at RAI Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 22-23 June 2022.


The free-to-attend two-day conference will explore in depth the latest trends in the plastics recycling sector, providing a holistic view of the whole plastic recycling value chain and drawing together political leaders, major brands, recyclers and the entire plastics industry.


Other prominent speakers at the conference include:

  • Maja Desgrées Du Loû, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission

  • Timothy Glaz, Head of Corporate Affairs, Werner & Mertz


The opening session, entitled Plastic Recycling – Piece of the Puzzle, aims to set out the bigger picture in the state of European affairs in plastics recycling and how, combined with other measures, plastic recycling is addressing the issue of plastic waste. Keynote speaker Mattia Pellegrini is joined for this session by Ton Emans, President, Plastics Recyclers Europe and Peter Goult, Circular Economy & Climate Change Mitigation Specialist at SYSTEMIQ.


Materials focus sessions on the remainder of day one will cover PET, PVC and Technical Plastics and Chemical Recycling. Ceren Yargici, Senior Specialist – R&D at Arçelik is among speakers in the Technical Plastics Recycling session.


Day two of the conference will start with a session entitled Plastic Future is Circular, where speakers include Maja Desgrées Du Loû, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission and Paolo Glerean, Chairman of RecyClass.


The winners of all seven award categories at the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 will be announced in the conference theatre on the second day. All finalists will be showcased in the exhibition running throughout the event.


Completing the second day will be sessions covering polyolefin waste streams including LDPE, HDPE and polypropylene (PP) recycling. In the HDPE Recycling session Timothy Glaz, Head of Corporate Affairs at Werner & Mertz speaks about recycled content in household product packaging. A representative from Trioworld will speak in the LDPE session.


PRSE event sponsors will also present papers on a wide range of innovations in plastics recycling technology and the wider circular economy. Recycled polymers supply organisation Poly to Poly is Platinum event sponsor, while Avient, BASF, BB Engineering, EREMA and Tomra Sorting are silver sponsors.


Over 190 companies and organisations from across Europe have already signed up to exhibit at what is set to be by far the largest PRSE show to date including: Aimplas, Berry Global, Bollegraaf, Ettlinger, Evonik, FIMIC, Kraton Polymers, Krones, Milliken, NextChem, Pellenc ST, Starlinger, Veolia and ZenRobotics.


The 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 practice, 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, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists and industry associations.


The hybrid event in June will allow people unable to visit the event in person to view elements of the two-day conference programme via livestream, including the announcement of winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe. Online-only visitors will also be able to interact directly with exhibitors.


Visit the event website for the full conference programme: https://www.prseventeurope.com/prse2022/en/page/conference-programme-2022


To view YouTube highlights from PRSE 2021 watch: https://youtu.be/3vk8gWnzrBI


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Media Contact: Doug Bentall Iona Communications Tel: +44 7799 615319 Email: doug@ionacommunications.com


PRE Contact: Nina Knezic Tel: +32 2 788 33 57 Email: nina.knezic@plasticsrecyclers.eu


About the Plastics Recycling Show Europe The Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) 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 22-23 June 2022. 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 €3bn in turnover.