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, 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 Marinez 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.

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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.

 

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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.

The Plastics Recycling Show Europe Returns to Amsterdam for 2018

PRS Europe, 24-25 April 2018, RAI Amsterdam

Following its highly successful launch in March this year, organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe, the first pan-European exhibition and conference solely dedicated to plastics recycling, have announced that the event will return to the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands on 24-25 April 2018.

Industry body Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) continues its strong support for the exhibition and conference: “We are extremely delighted that after a successful launch of the PRS Europe show this year we can announce today the new dates for the 2018 edition of the show.” said Ton Emans, President, Plastics Recyclers Europe. “We are certain that with all the earned interest from different sectors and industries, we can grow the show and continue putting plastics recycling in the spotlight of a public debate.”

Plastics Recycling Show Europe at Amsterdam RAI

PRS Europe 2017 featured over 80 exhibiting companies, heard more than 40 conference speakers giving imaginative and inspirational presentations and had a total footfall close to 1,400 over two days.

“We have already had very keen interest in Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2018 from exhibitors, speakers and industry supporters,” said Matt Barber, Event Director at Crain Communications. “Our team look forward to building on the outstanding success of the inaugural Plastics Recycling Show and hosting an even bigger and better event in 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.

Other industry bodies supporting the event include the European Association of Plastics Recycling & Recovery Organisation (EPRO), European Plastics Converters, Petcore Europe, Plastics Europe and Vinyl Plus.

Companies interested in exhibiting at PRS Europe 2018 should contact Matt Barber on +44 1622 370570

Email: mabarber@crain.com

 

To view the video review of PRS Europe 2017 visit: https://vimeo.com/211383109

Plastics Recycling Show Attracts Visitors from Across Whole Plastics Value Chain

PRS Europe exhibition and conference will return in 2018

The first Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS) exhibition and conference held recently in Amsterdam, The Netherlands attracted visitors, exhibitors and speakers from across Europe and beyond, and has been acclaimed by all as an outstanding success. PRS Europe 2017 featured over 80 exhibiting companies, heard more than 40 conference speakers giving imaginative and inspirational presentations and had a total footfall close to 1,400 over two days.

Exhibitors and visitors attending the show were a good representation of the whole value chain of the plastics industry including among others: recyclers, machine producers, raw material producers, converters, waste management companies and brand owners. PRS, organised by Crain Communications and Plastics News Europe and supported by exhibition and conference partner Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), will return in 2018.

Ton Emans, president of PRE said after the event: “We would like to thank our exhibitors, speakers, visitors and members for making this event such a success. With such an engagement and support the European plastics recycling industry has a true foundation on which it can build and thrive. The presence of the representatives of the whole plastics value chain and other industries demonstrates that only by acting together can we move to a circular economy for plastics.”

Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, MEP and committee member for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety opened the event at the RAI Amsterdam, where he urged the European Commission to take plastics recycling seriously in its Plastics Strategy report due to be published later this year. He also took the opportunity to call for action to increase the reuse and recycling of plastics.

“We can show the world that it makes economic sense to recycle plastics, that it has a huge environmental benefit, but first of all it has huge economic benefits,” Gerbrandy said at PRS, before adding about the show itself: “It has been very, very successful. It is a huge privilege to be here. I am going to look around the stands for new developments in plastics recycling.”

Mike Baxter, external affairs director for exhibitor bpi.recycled products said: “This show is the centrepiece of all that is good about our industry. It brings together all of the players to discuss how we can best promote our industry and take it forward.”

More information on the next PRS Europe event in 2018 will be released later this year.

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Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy MEP to Open Plastics Recycling Show Europe in Amsterdam 29 March 2017

Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, MEP and committee member for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will officially open the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS) exhibition and conference taking place next week at the RAI Amsterdam on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 March. The free-to-attend event is the first to bring together businesses and organisations from across Europe’s plastics recycling sector.

More than 80 companies and organisations will be showcasing the latest advances in plastics recycling in the exhibition. Virtually every part of the European plastics recycling sector will be represented including recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, handling and logistics services, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists, industry associations and consultants. Among industry leaders exhibiting at PRS are: Erema, Vecoplan, Tomra, Lindner, Suez, RPC bpi.recycled products and Veolia. As the inaugural event gains further momentum, many additional exhibitors have confirmed in recent weeks including: BessTrade, Blue Sky Plastics, BKS Knives, Cadel Deinking, Ergis and WiPa.

The Plastics Recycling Show conference will feature sessions on key plastic materials including PET, PVC, HDPE and LDPE, as well as others looking at plastics recycling industry challenges, the plastics recycling process and Design, Technology and Innovation.

Paolo Glerean, board member of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) will introduce the RecyClass tool, designed to develop recyclable plastic packaging in the innovation session. Stephanie Maes, project manager at Waste Free Oceans, will introduce a process for recovering marine litter. Prominent industry speakers include Jason Ord, Director, Environmental Responsibility, Europe, Middle East, Africa at Hewlett-Packard and Gian de Belder, Principle Scientist (Packaging R&D/Sustainability) at Procter & Gamble.

PRE continues its strong support as partner for the exhibition and conference. Its Managing Director Antonio Furfari said ahead of the event: “We are delighted to welcome exhibitors and visitors from all over Europe and beyond next week in Amsterdam. Your presence will demonstrate the importance of the plastics recycling industry and its potential. Join us for this unique event!”

PRS is organised by Crain Communications and Plastics News Europe. The event is also supported by the European Association of Plastics Recycling & Recovery Organisation (EPRO), European Plastics Converters, Petcore Europe, Plastics Europe and Vinyl Plus.

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