The challenges of recycling the major different types of plastic including PET, PVC, HDPE, LDPE and mixed plastics will be discussed in detail at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2015 conference taking place at the Tour & Taxis venue in Brussels on 25 and 26 November. Visitors can register to attend the conference and accompanying exhibition and for free at: www.prseventeurope.com.
The opening session of the conference will include discussion of thermoforms plastics recycling, titanium dioxide in food content applications and increasing the availability of recycled PET from used bottles. The PVC session that follows will look at current collection schemes systems and recycled volumes across Europe, the legislative framework for PVC recycling and will provide an insight into the Product Environmental Footprint Project.
Speakers at the HDPE material focus session will look at hazardous waste classification, brand owners’ use of recycled PP and the future of HDPE recycling. The LDPE session will cover existing collection schemes for LDPE and the consumer perception of plastics in the horticultural industry. Speakers in the mixed plastics session, a relatively new and developing area of plastics recycling in Europe, will focus on the recycling potential of the mixed plastics and recycling of PE, PP, PS and PTT plastics.
Addressing circular economy stakeholders
Keynote sessions on the conference’s opening day include David Ingram, Director (Fabric & HomeCare Packaging R&D), Procter & Gamble on Sustainable packaging – introducing PCR for Fabric Care bottles and Jonas Bystrom, Senior Engineer at the European Investment Bank on Financing recycling in a circular economy.
Sessions on day two of the conference focus on the biggest challenges facing the plastics recycling industry, the plastics recycling process and the latest design, technology and innovation. Topics covered will include finding markets for recycled materials, coping with price volatility in the virgin market and the future for producer responsibility schemes.
The Plastics Recycling Show 2015 brings together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors in order to learn, network and capitalise on the business opportunities plastic recycling offers. A broad cross section of the industry will be represented at the event including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, handling and logistics services, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists and industry associations. Among more than 60 companies and organisations from across Europe featuring in the exhibition are Buhler, B+B Anlagenbau, CK Group, Erema, KraussMaffei Berstorff, Lindner reSource, Recyclix and Suez Recycling & Recovery.