Footfall Increases by over 70% at Plastics Recycling Show Europe

Larger PRS Europe returns to RAI Amsterdam in 2019

In its second year, the annual Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) exhibition and conference held recently in Amsterdam, The Netherlands attracted many more visitors, exhibitors and speakers from across Europe and beyond. PRS Europe 2018 featured over 100 exhibiting companies, heard more than 40 conference speakers giving informative and inspirational presentations and had a total footfall of more than 2,400 over two days, an increase of more than 1,000 compared to the launch event in 2017.

Exhibitors and visitors attending the show represented the whole value chain of the plastics industry including among others: recyclers, machine producers, raw material producers, converters, waste management companies and brand owners. PRSE, organised by Crain Communications and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), will return to a larger hall at the RAI Amsterdam on 10 and 11 April 2019.

Ton Emans, president of PRE said: “With the success of this show we are sending an important message: the market of recycled plastics in Europe is advancing not only in terms of recycling rates but also technology-wise.  The new European legislation and the continuous dialogue of the plastic value chain should further help strengthening and harmonising of our industry. The launch of Plastics Recycling Awards Europe, with a number of finalists and unquestionable winners, is a testimony for the quality of recyclates and an array of applications in which they are used.”

Mike Baxter, external affairs director for exhibitor RPC bpi Group said: “This is probably the most important show for the European recycling industry on the annual calendar. Compared to all other shows in Europe, this show, in terms of visitor numbers and quality, stands up above all the others.”

“PRSE has been a great platform for the plastics recycling industry, for everyone interested in plastics recycling in Europe. It’s a fantastic show for us,” said Jérémie Garbe, Sales Director of exhibitor Pellenc ST. “If you are interested in plastics recycling in Europe and the world, you should certainly visit PRSE next year.”

“To be here is a great opportunity for learning what are the new technologies that are in place for recycling,’ said Carlo Pettinelli, Director for Consumer, Environmental and Health Technologies, European Commission.

“A platform like this, the size it is, can be the perfect collaboration space,” added Cyril Gutsch founder of Parley for the Oceans.

“We have built so well on the successful launch of PRSE in 2017 to develop the conference and exhibition into the business and networking event for plastics recycling in Europe,” said Matt Barber, PRSE Event Director at Crain Communications. “I would like to thank all our speakers, exhibitors and visitors for all that they have contributed to our success and look forward to meeting many more when we return to a new, larger hall at the RAI, Amsterdam in April 2019.”

More information on the next PRS Europe event in 2019 will be released later this year. To view the YouTube video review of PRS Europe 2018 visit: https://youtu.be/pAVcktItEpw

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First Winners of Plastics Recycling Awards Europe Announced

Five winners trail blaze successful plastics recycling innovation

The winners of the first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe were announced today at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, held at the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands. The five award winners were:

Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year – Willemijn Peeters, Ocean Ambassador and Founder, Searious Business
Building & Construction Product – Beaulex®, rainwater buffers, DS Smith Plastics
Recycled Plastic Consumer Lifestyle Product of the Year – Grundig vacuum cleaner made from WEEE recycled plastics, Arçelik A.Ş
Recycled Plastic Packaging Product – Systalen PRIMUS HDPE regranulates, Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH
Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling – BarrierPack Recyclable, functional and recyclable PE-based laminate packaging, Mondi

From Left to Right: Antonino Furfari, PRE; Markus Helftewes, DSD; Immo Sander, Werner & Mertz; Peter Claes & Paul Baeyens, DS Smith; Orkun Kaymakci & Hakan Özkan, Arçelik; Willemijn Peeters, Searious Business; Carl Stonley & Uwe Obermann, Mondi; Brennan Lafferty (Crain Communications)

“The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe winners have each successfully demonstrated how passion, innovation, ingenuity and determination can achieve practical, commercial and successful advances in plastics recycling,” said Ton Emans, awards judge and President of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE). “The very high standard and number of entries we received for each category is testament to the growing range of consumer and industrial applications in which recycled plastics and recycling technology are being used. They are making a huge contribution towards conserving resources, reducing CO2 and sustaining the circular economy.”

The winners each received a trophy designed and made by the Better Future Factory. The base is 3D printed from 100% recycled ABS plastic car dashboards and the multi-colour top is laser cut from compressed HDPE beach clean-up bottle caps.

“Willemijn Peeters, has put the full force of her personality and very considerable capabilities into establishing an initiative to prevent plastics from ending up in the environment, by helping businesses implement more sustainable ways of producing and distributing goods,” said Ton Emans. “She has done this by herself, not as part of a larger organisation. That takes courage, conviction and commitment, which she has shown and which is why she was unanimously voted ambassador of the year.”

Fellow judge Karen Laird, editor of Plastics News Europe said: “Beaulex are an excellent example of how a good idea, clever design and recycled plastics can come together in a construction product that is perfectly suited for its purpose.”

The Beaulex balls replace the use of old tyres for rainwater buffering systems under hardened surfaces and can easily be dug up and recycled again. They are clean and efficient in use. “The product is an innovative, sustainable solution for better rainwater management and an application for recycled plastics we had not seen before,” Karen Laird added.

The Grundig vacuum cleaner is a highly commendable initiative from Arçelik A.Ş., a household appliances manufacturer. Used appliances collected from customers are delivered back to Arçelik‘s two licensed Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling facilities, where they are disassembled for sustainable recycling and eventually used in manufacturing of new products.

“The wonderful thing about this vacuum cleaner is that it looks like any other: shiny and functional, having the same properties as any other product made out of virgin plastics,” explained Ton Emans. “This ultimately is exactly how it should be: customers buy it because it cleans the house, not necessarily because they want to demonstrate how green they are by buying recycled.”

The Systalen PRIMUS HDPE is an example of high-quality bottle made from recycled HDPE material that looks as if it is made from virgin material. “This used only to be possible using PET,” explained Karen Laird. “The recycled Systalen PRIMUS HDPE bottle has been used to package Emsal Parkett cleaning agent since 2016, and Emsal Vinyl since 2017. This is a winner because it is a real advance that has been successfully implemented.”

It has long been impossible to recycle barrier packaging, because of the different layers used to create the necessary barrier. Mondi has developed a PE-based BarrierPack Recyclable sustainable flexible packaging material that is fully recyclable and still offering exceptional mechanical properties. “This is an extremely important step forwards in the development of barrier packaging materials,” said Karen Laird, “which is why they won.”

The distinguished panel of judges for the new awards included: Simona Bonafè, member of the European Parliament, Cyrill Gutsch founder of campaigning organisation Parley for the Oceans, design strategist and co-founder of Form Us With Love, Jonas Pettersson, Richard C. Thompson, Professor of Marine Biology at Plymouth University and marine debris specialist, Rune Thoralfsson, owner and director of Norfolier GreenTec, the largest film recycler in the Nordic region, Ton Emans President of Plastics Recyclers Europe and Director Group Recycling in CeDO and Karen Laird Editor of Plastics News Europe.

The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe were presented at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, the free-to-attend exhibition and a conference designed for plastics recycling professionals and organised by Crain Communications and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE). The growing event brings together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors to showcase innovative technology, share best practice, network and do business. The PRS Europe conference examined a wide range of the latest industry themes including plastics recycling technology and innovation, market and trends as well as the regulatory background.

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Conference Programme Confirmed for Plastics Recycling Show Europe, 24-25 April 2018, RAI Amsterdam

Organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe have announced the speaker line-up for the event’s free-to attend conference taking place at the RAI Amsterdam on 24 and 25 April 2018.

Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, Government of Netherlands will formally open the conference at 10.10 am on 24 April.

Stientje van Veldhoven
State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, Government of Netherlands

The conference’s opening session will feature three high profile speakers giving an overview of the legislative landscape for plastics recycling and the latest plastics recycling figures. Speakers include Carlo Pettinelli, Director for Consumer, Environmental and Health Technologies, European Commission and Davor Škrlec, MEP, European Parliament. Cyrill Gutsch, Founder, Parley for the Oceans will focus on initiatives to tackle plastic marine litter.

The distinguished panel of speakers in the Technical Plastics session includes Anne-Cecile Turner, Sustainability Programme Leader, Volvo Ocean Race, Michiel De Smet, Policy Officer – Eco-Innovation at The European Commission and Hakan Özkan, R&D Specialist – Material Technologies Department, Arçelik A.Ş, internationally known for its Beko domestic appliance brand. Together they will explore the challenges and opportunities linked to the collection, sorting, recycling and uptake of technical plastics recyclates.

The remainder of the conference will use a series of further material focus sessions to explore the latest industry themes including plastics recycling technology and innovation, materials and the dynamic economics of plastics recycling. This will include sessions looking at recycling of PET, PVC, LDPE, HDPE and Pots, Tubs & Trays.

The PET material focus session will cover the launch of the PET trays recycling and the pioneer water marking project whose aim is to improve sorting. The PVC session will examine current collection schemes and recycled volumes of PVC across Europe as well as the legislative framework for PVC recycling.

The opening session on the second day will focus on the successful collection and recycling schemes of LDPE in Ireland as well as current EU recycling rates of the material. This following session will examine the use of recycled HDPE and PP by brand owners and the future of HDPE recycling. The final session will focus on the recycling potential of mixed plastics, providing insights into difficult to sort and recycle Pots, Tubs and Trays.

Finalists for the first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe will also be announced in a ceremony taking place at 13.30 on 25 April, the second day of the event. Finalists’ products will be displayed in a dedicated feature area at the show. The awards recognise and celebrate achievement throughout the scope of the European plastics recycling industry. They offer an insight into current developments in recycled material usage, product design and innovative manufacturing. Award categories include: Best Recycled Plastic Consumer Lifestyle Product of the Year; Best Building & Construction Product; Best Recycled Plastic Packaging Product; Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling and Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year. For more details visit: http://www.prseventeurope.com/prse2018/en/page/finalists

Over 100 companies and industry organisations have already confirmed their presence as exhibitors at the Plastics Recycling Show 2018 exhibition. The free-to-attend exhibition and a conference are designed for plastics recycling professionals. The event brings together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors to showcase innovative technology, share best practice, network and do business.

For more information visit: www.prseventeurope.com

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe Announces Finalists

The shortlist for the first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe has been published. The winners will be announced on the second day of The Plastics Recycling Show Europe taking place at the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands 24-25 April 2018.

The five different award categories are Recycled Plastic Consumer Lifestyle Product of the Year, Best Building & Construction Product, Best Recycled Plastic Packaging Product, Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling and Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year.

“The standard of entries we have received for the inaugural Plastics Recycling Awards Europe has been outstandingly high,” said Ton Emans, Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE). “The finalists demonstrate the vast array of consumer and industrial applications in which recycled plastics and recycling technology are being used. They make a huge contribution towards conserving resources, reducing CO2 and sustaining the circular economy.”

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe Finalists:

Recycled Plastic Consumer Lifestyle Product of the Year – Using recycled plastics to improve everyday life

  • Ubicity; bench made from recycled pens, BIC with TerraCycle, Govaplast and Plas Eco
  • Plastic side table made from recycled fishing gear, GreenWavePlastics
  • Green Planet Paddleboard made from EPP boxes, GREEN PLANET Investment s.r.o.
  • H-bench, public furniture made from 100% recycled plastics, ECO-oh!
  • Trash bins made from recycled toothbrushes, CURAPROX
  • Grundig vacuum cleaner made from WEEE recycled plastics, Arcelik AS
  • Recycled Park, floating park made from recycled plastics, Recycled Island Foundation

Green Planet Paddleboard

Best Building & Construction Product – Judges’ criteria include sustainability and durability

  • XXX bench, custom urban furniture 3D printed from recycled plastic, The New Raw
  • Plastic cable duct, Multiport GmbH
  • Wedge-shaped CIRCO® profile, Fortum Waste Solutions Oy
  • Beaulex®, rainwater buffers, DS Smith Plastics
  • RECHIP construction panels, Crompton Mouldings Ltd

Best Recycled Plastic Packaging Product – Minimum 50% recycled plastic content

  • Lenor Inspired by Nature bottle, Procter & Gamble
  • BPP i9 plastic pallets, Cabka-IPS and Drankenpallet Beheer Nederland BV
  • Recycled plastic hangers, Braiform
  • Memo Box, INTERSEROH Dienstleistungs GmbH
  • Systalen PRIMUS HDPE regranulates, Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH
  • Food waste reduction EcoCube, Greenmotion
  • Plastic beverage crate, DS Smith Plastics
  • Fairy Ocean Plastic Bottle, Procter & Gamble

Lenor Inspired by Nature Bottle

Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling –innovative material or process technologies for recycling plastics

  • re360 Manufacturing Execution System for plastics recycling processes, EREMA
  • Odour Reduction Technology for recycled plastic granulate, Starlinger
  • ErgisMark® technology for sorting multi-layer plastics, Ergis
  • ERA Melt Filter double filtration system, FIMIC
  • Newcycling® technology, generating pure PE regranulate from mixed film fractions, APK AG
  • BarrierPack Recyclable, functional and recyclable PE-based laminate packaging, Mondi
  • Mistral+ Film Top Speed LDPE film sorting technology, Pellenc ST
  • The Full PE Laminate mono material flexible packaging, Borealis
  • Xtreme Renew, preforms made from 100% rPET flakes, SIPA & EREMA
  • VD 1100 combined shredder-granulator for plastics recycling, Vecoplan AG

Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year – Individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to plastics recycling

  • Carlos Martínez Lapuente, CMplastik Recycling SL
  • Gian De Belder, Packaging Technologist, Procter & Gamble
  • Dr Manica Ulcnik-Krump, Managing Director, Interseroh Plastics Research and Development
  • Monique Maissan, CEO and Founder, Waste-2Wear
  • Willemijn Peeters, Ocean Ambassador and Founder, Searious Business

The distinguished panel of judges for the new awards includes: Simona Bonafè, member of the European Parliament, Cyril Gutsch founder of campaigning organisation Parley for the Oceans, design strategist and co-founder of Form Us With Love, Jonas Pettersson, Richard C. Thompson, Professor of Marine Biology at Plymouth University and marine debris specialist, Rune Thoralfsson, owner and director of Norfolier GreenTec, the largest film recycler in the Nordic region, Ton Emans President of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) and Director Group Recycling in CeDO and Karen Laird Editor of Plastics News Europe.

The Plastics Recycling Show is a pan-European, free-to-attend exhibition and a conference designed 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. The PRS conference examines a wide range of the latest industry themes including plastics recycling technology and innovation, materials, the regulatory background and the dynamic economics of plastics recycling.

EREMA and WiPa Showcase New Recycling Technology at Plastics Recycling Show Europe

Among the many machinery and equipment manufacturers exhibiting at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, taking place at RAI Amsterdam on 24 and 25 April 2018, EREMA and WiPa will showcase new specialist plastic recycling technology. WiPa will feature its new WPP flat die press pelletiser and EREMA will present its new business Unit Powerfil as well as the ReFresher, a new anti-odour technology.

The new POWERFIL business unit of EREMA offers both the SW RTF partial surface backflush filter system and the Laserfilter as individual components. Customers can upgrade their existing extrusion plant from any supplier by adding one of the EREMA melt filters. The efficient interplay of the innovative ReFresher technology with the proven Intarema TVEplus machine makes it possible to obtain odour-optimised recycled pellets directly from contaminated post-consumer material. The TVEplus extruder system of EREMA’s Intarema plant counteracts the development of odours caused by wood, paper, rubber and silicone contaminants by vaporising them out in the preconditioning unit and discharging them during extrusion. The following thermal-physical cleaning process in the ReFresher eliminates odours caused by low volatile, high molecular substances. EREMA says these two cleaning stages open additional markets for post-consumer recycled pellets for use in automobile interiors or inside homes. Visitors can see the new EREMA technology on Stand C28 at PRS Europe 2018.

The new WPP flat die press pelletiser from WiPA allows automatic pelletising for a diverse range of materials including plastics. Automatic distance adjustment between the pelletiser’s rollers and the die surface make it possible to alter pellet quality during operation, as well as to generate homogenous final pellet quality from various input materials. Pre-configured programs enable a variable material distribution between the rollers and variable material strokes in the die ensure constant pellet quality. Visitors can see the new WiPA WPP flat die press pelletiser on Stand D5 at PRS Europe 2018.

Among more than 90 companies and industry organisations that have already confirmed their presence as exhibitors at PRS Europe 2018 are Aimplas, Albis Plastics, Buhler Sortex and NRT, Cross Wrap, Etllinger, Hellweg Maschinenbau, Imerys, Krauss Maffei Berstoff, Lindner Recyclingtech, Pellenc ST, Plasgran, Plastic Recycling Van Werven, RPC BPI Recycled Products, Sesotech, Starlinger, Suez, Tomra Sorting, Vanden Recycling, Veolia Polymers and WEIMA Machinenbau

The Plastics Recycling Show is a pan-European, free-to-attend exhibition and a conference designed 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. The PRS Europe conference examines a wide range of the latest industry themes including plastics recycling technology and innovation, materials, the regulatory background and the dynamic economics of plastics recycling.

Winners of the first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe will also be announced at The Plastics Recycling Show Europe on 25 April 2018.

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Plastics Recycling Awards Europe Entry Deadline Extended to 12 January

The deadline for entering the first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe has been extended to 12 January 2018. Open to organisations and individuals across Europe who are involved in the recycling of plastic materials, there are five different award categories:

  • Recycled Plastic Consumer Lifestyle Product of the Year
  • Best Building & Construction Product
  • Best Recycled Plastic Packaging Product
  • Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling
  • Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year.

Product designers, design engineers, plastics processors, packaging specialists, manufacturers and suppliers of recycled plastic products are all invited to enter online at: http://prseventeurope.com/prse2018/en/page/awards

The distinguished panel of judges for the new awards has been named as:

  • Simona Bonafè, member of the European Parliament
  • Cyril Gutsch founder of campaigning organisation Parley for the Oceans
  • Design strategist and Co-founder of Form Us With Love, Jonas Pettersson
  • Richard C. Thompson, Professor of Marine Biology at Plymouth University and marine debris specialist
  • Rune Thoralfsson, owner and director of Norfolier GreenTec, the largest film recycler in the Nordic region
  • Ton Emans President of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) and Director Group Recycling in CeDO
  • Karen Laird Editor of Plastics News Europe

Entries for the Recycled Plastic Consumer Lifestyle Product of the Year award need to demonstrate how they improve everyday life by using recycled plastics. They can be domestic products, sports and leisure goods, electronic products, fashion accessories or medical and pharmaceutical devices.

 

The Best Building & Construction Product Made from Recycled Plastic award covers both indoor and outdoor applications including flooring, piping, window frames, insulation, roofing, doors and wall coverings. Among judges’ key criteria for this award will be both sustainability and durability.

 

The Recycled Plastic Packaging Product award must be for a product with a minimum 50% recycled plastic content and can be for consumer goods or commercial packaging including both food and non-food applications.

 

The Best Technology Innovation award recognises companies that have developed or applied innovative technologies for recycling plastics. Entrants are asked to demonstrate how they have gained or provided tangible benefits through genuine plastics materials or processing innovations. Technology, machinery, equipment and innovative solutions for different processes of plastics recycling all fall within the scope of this award.

 

Nominations are also invited for the Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year award for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to plastics recycling, be they politicians, civil servants, non-governmental activists or private citizens.

 

Finalists will be announced at the beginning of March 2018. The first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe will be presented at The Plastics Recycling Show Europe on 25 April 2018.

 

The Plastics Recycling Show is a pan-European, free-to-attend exhibition and a conference designed 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. The PRS conference examines a wide range of the latest industry themes including plastics recycling technology and innovation, materials, the regulatory background and the dynamic economics of plastics recycling.

 

For more information please visit www.prseventeurope.com

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe Launched

 

 

Winners to be announced at Plastics Recycling Show Europe, 24-25 April 2018, RAI Amsterdam

The organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS), Crain Communications, and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) have jointly announced the launch of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe. Open to organisations and individuals across Europe who are involved in the recycling of plastic materials, the awards feature five different categories: Recycled Plastic Consumer Lifestyle Product of the Year, Best Building & Construction Product, Best Recycled Plastic Packaging Product, Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling and Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year.

Award winners will be announced on the second day of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe at the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands, 25th April 2018. Online entry to the awards is now open at: http://prseventeurope.com/prse2018/en/page/awards

’”Recycled products and recycling need a special focus and the recognition of the industry and the consumers, the Awards are the perfect tool to achieve this. We need to highlight the real value of recyclates, their contribution towards resources and CO2 savings and their important role within the Circular Economy model. We need to demonstrate  the vast array of application in which they are used and to emphasize substantial advancement in recycling technologies,” said Ton Emans, PRE President.

“The success of the PRS Europe shows that the time is right to recognise the latest outstanding achievements in plastics recycling from across Europe,” added Matt Barber, Event Director of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe. “As PRS Europe continues to grow and evolve, this is the perfect way to promote and celebrate the use of recycled plastics in innovative products and applications.”

Product designers, design engineers, plastics processors, manufacturers and suppliers of recycled plastic products are all invited to enter. The awards judging panel will include Cyril Gutsch founder of campaigning organisation Parley for the Oceans, who himself was recently named 2017 Environmentalist of the Year by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association.

Entries for the Recycled Plastic Consumer Lifestyle Product of the Year award need to demonstrate how they improve everyday life by using recycled plastics. Submitted products can be domestic products, sports and leisure goods, electronic products, fashion accessories or medical and pharmaceutical devices. The Best Building & Construction Product Made from Recycled Plastic award covers both indoor and outdoor applications including flooring, piping, window frames, insulation, roofing, doors and wall coverings. Among judges’ key criteria for this award will be both sustainability and durability.

The Best Technology Innovation award recognises companies that have developed or applied innovative technologies for recycling plastics. Entrants are asked to demonstrate how they have gained or provided tangible benefits through genuine plastics materials or processing innovations. Technology, machinery, equipment and innovative solutions for different processes of plastics recycling all fall within the scope of this award.

The Recycled Plastic Packaging Product award must be for a product with a minimum 50% recycled plastic content and can be for consumer goods or commercial packaging including both food and non-food applications. Nominations are also invited for the Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year award for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to plastics recycling, be they politicians, civil servants, non-governmental activists or private citizens.

The deadline for entries for each category is 15 December 2017. Finalists will be announced at the beginning of March 2018. The first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe will be presented at The Plastics Recycling Show Europe on 25 April 2018.

The Plastics Recycling Show is a pan-European, free-to-attend exhibition and a conference 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 PRS conference examines a wide range of the latest industry themes including plastics recycling technology and innovation, materials, the regulatory background and the dynamic economics of plastics recycling.