European Commission’s Virginijus Sinkevičius to deliver opening keynote
Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) will now run as a virtual event from 9 to 11 December 2020. Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries at the European Commission will deliver the opening keynote address. PRSE will return as an in-person event in 2021.
The new PRSE Virtual event (#PRSEVirtual) will include a three-day conference organised by Plastics Recyclers Europe, the announcement of the winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe, as well as additional interactive and networking features. Sponsored “Ask the Expert” Livestreams with Q & A’s will run daily. Participation in all elements of the online event is free of charge.
A unique matchmaking service will run at PRSE Virtual, creating networking opportunities for participants and easy opportunities to connect buyers and sellers. Each attendee will be given recommended matches based on their registration profiles and be able to search for additional matches using category and keyword filters. Attendees will also be able to chat and to request and accept video call meet ups with exhibitors via the application.
The PRSE Virtual conference will examine the latest developments in plastics recycling and practical solutions for the circular and sustainable use of plastics, dealing with plastic waste and better design for recycling. Materials focus sessions will explore in depth the challenges, issues and opportunities within the sector for plastics recycling.
After the keynote address from Virginijus Sinkevičius, the opening session on the first day, entitled The New Reality for Plastics, will look at the current state of the affairs and new developments of the plastics-related EU legislation and the industry’s answer to the ongoing legislative changes. Materials focus sessions will cover PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and PVC (polyvinylchloride).
The European Commission’s Policy Officer for Packaging and Packaging Waste, Maja Desgrees du Lou, is the keynote speaker in the opening session on day two entitled Revisiting Plastics Recyclability. She will talk about the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. The second day’s materials focus sessions will cover the current status of polyolefin waste streams including high- and low-density polyethylene (LDPE and HDPE).
Setting the tone for the final day of the conference in a session entitled Global Solutions and Regional Actions on Plastic Waste. This session will explore existing and developing worldwide solutions for combatting unwanted plastic waste in the environment. Materials focus sessions on day three will cover the technical plastics and the latest trends in polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) recycling.
After attracting more entries than ever before, the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe ( #PRAE2020 ) will announce the 2020 winners at a live online ceremony on 10 December, the second day of the event. The seven award categories, each hotly contested, are: Automotive, Electrical or Electronic Product; Building & Construction Product; Household & Leisure Product; Plastic Packaging Product; Product Technology Innovation; Recycling Machinery Innovation and Plastics Recycling Ambassador.
Organised jointly by Crain Communications and Plastics Recyclers Europe, PRSE is a pan-European event designed specifically for plastics recycling professionals. It brings together key players from across the entire plastics recycling value chain to showcase innovative technology, share best practice, network and do business. Platinum sponsor and launch exhibitor at PRSE Virtual is FIMIC SRL, specialist in the design and manufacture of automatic and self-cleaning screen changers for plastic recycling. EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen GmbH is Gold sponsor of the virtual event and awards. Other virtual exhibitors already conformed include Ampacet, Bühler, Certech, Cross Wrap, Starlinger Recycling Technology, Steinert GmbH and WEIMA Machinenbau.
For more information and free registration for PRSE Virtual go to: https://www.prseventeurope.com/prse2020/en/page/virtual-event-homepage