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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.

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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.

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

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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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Latest Plastics Recycling Technology on Show at PRS Europe 2017

More than 80 companies and organisations will be showcasing the latest advances in plastics recycling in the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, the pan-European exhibition and conference taking place at the RAI Amsterdam on 29-30 March 2017. To register for the free-to-attend event visit: www.prseventeurope.com

A broad cross section of the industry will be represented at the exhibition including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, handling and logistics services, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists, industry associations and project management consultants.

Exhibitor Highlights

Bühler and National Recovery Technologies (NRT) are exhibiting together (Stand C60) to show how combining technologies can aid PET recyclers. The partnership offers plastics recyclers a complete solution for plastic bottle and flake sorting, with NRT specialising in bottle sorting and Bühler’s expertise is in flake sorting. The two technologies offer superior colour sorting, as well as sorting by chemical signatures, that can identify invisible and same-colour polymers.

Tomra Sorting’s (Stand C34) new Autosort Flake allows for simultaneous triple-sorting of recycled PET flake. Its sensor technology also detects metal and offers twin-processing mode for the best possible waste throughput and a constant high-calibre output. The latest generation machine can do the job of two separate units and with more precision, helping to reduce the loss of quality material.

Pellenc ST (Stand 42) will present its Mistral+ sorting technology for mixed waste streams, which offers improved simplicity of use, reliability and performance. The machine includes an improved detection system, a 50% better electro valve response time, and a 50% reduction in lighting power with the same signal quality. Maintenance time is also halved thanks to platforms that allow the operator to safely clean the detection system without stopping the sorting line.

KraussMaffei Berstorff (Stand B32) and Artec (Stand B22) have jointly developed Edelweiss technology, a system which combines recycling and compounding in a single cycle. It is designed for processing polyolefin and polyamide scraps containing more than 2% of contaminants and residual moisture of up to 12%. Thanks to a modular screw and barrel design, the system can be tailored to any compound composition. Lines are designed for output rates ranging between 300 kg/h and 2.5 tonnes/h.

The latest RecoStar Dynamic 215 line from Starlinger (Stand D16) is designed to handle a wide range of films, fibres and post-consumer waste plastics. It is especially suited to moist, hygroscopic or highly contaminated input materials.

On Stand B72, Vecoplan’s new HydroDyn system combines shredding technology, washing and drying processes for various plastics in a closed process. The system can handle a wide variety of plastic waste, including shredded and heavily soiled materials, stretch film, hard plastics, packaging, and technical plastics.

Hellweg Maschinenbau (Stand A36) has extended its 600 series granulator range. The new M 1500/600 granulator is able to offer enormous torque, due to the high stability of the machine housing and a heavy duty rotor. Depending on the material to be granulated and the size of the screen block used, throughput reaches around 800 to 2,500 kg/h.

Weima Maschinenbau (Stand A44) has launched a new shredder, the WLK 1000. The single-shaft shredder features a hydraulic drive for the first time. The unit is suitable for shredding thermoplastics, such as PE, PP, PVC, PS, PU and PET, along with other plastic and elastomer types.

RPC bpi recycled products (Stand B78) can help dispose of a wide range of plastic waste from across Europe. The company’s extensive infrastructure and new technology enables recycled materials to be turned into second life quality products that include refuse and recycling sacks, building films, outdoor furniture and landscaping products.

The Plastics Recycling Show Europe is organised by Crain Communications and Plastics News Europe. PRS and will be officially opened on 29 March by Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, MEP and committee member for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Industry body Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) continues its strong support as partner for the exhibition and conference. 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.

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Procter & Gamble and Hewlett-Packard speaking at Plastics Recycling Show Europe Conference

Speakers from Procter and Gamble and Hewlett-Packard are among highlights of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS) conference, which will examine all the key challenges facing the European plastics recycling sector. The pan-European conference and accompanying exhibition takes place at the RAI Amsterdam on 29-30 March 2017. To register for the free-to-attend conference and exhibition visit: www.prseventeurope.com

Karmenu Vella, DG Environment & Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at the European Commission, will open the conference. The first day of the conference will then feature a series of Materials Focus sessions run by Plastics Recyclers Europe. These presentations will look in detail at the logistical, technical, regulatory and market issues in the recycling of key plastic materials including PET, PVC, HDPE, LDPE and pots, tubs & trays.

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Gian de Belder of Procter & Gamble

Gian de Belder, Principle Scientist (Packaging R&D/Sustainability) at Procter & Gamble, will speak on sustainable packaging including the introduction of PCR for Fabric Care bottles. Ton Emans, President of Plastics Recyclers Europe will deliver an update on the EU Commission’s roadmap on plastics. Jonas Byström, senior economist at the European Investment Bank, will speak on Financing recycling in a circular economy.

The second day of the conference has three sessions covering plastics recycling industry challenges, the plastics recycling process and design, technology and innovation.

Jason Ord, Director, Environmental Responsibility, EMEA at Hewlett-Packard will open the plastics recycling process session with his paper entitled “Scaling the recycled plastics eco-system – an OEM perspective”. Other speakers will explore getting consumers to collect more, finding markets for recycled material and the extrusion recycled plastic materials.

Among topics covered in the industry challenges session will be how to change the image of plastics and the role of energy in waste management. Margot Auvray, Policy Coordinator, FEAD, speaks on Regulatory challenges to plastics recycling. The concluding discussion session will examine the future of producer responsibility schemes through Europe.

Stephanie Maes, project manager at Waste Free Oceans, will introduce a process for recovering marine litter in the final session covering design, technology and innovation in plastics recycling.

The event, organised by Crain Communications and Plastics News Europe, will be officially opened on 29 March by Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, MEP and committee member for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

More than 80 companies and organisations will be showcasing the latest advances in plastics recycling in the accompanying Plastics Recycling Show Europe exhibition. A broad cross section of the industry will be represented including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, handling and logistics services, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists, industry associations and project management consultants.

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Register Now for Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2017

Plastics Recycling Show Europe, 29-30 March 2017, RAI Amsterdam

Visitors can now register online to attend the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS), the free-to-attend pan-European exhibition and conference taking place at the new venue of the RAI Amsterdam on 29-30 March 2017. Register at: www.prseventeurope.com

The event, organised by Crain Communications and Plastics News Europe, will be officially opened on 29 March by Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, MEP and committee member for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

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Amsterdam RAI the new venue for PRS Europe 2017

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.

Karmenu Vella, DG Environment & Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at the European Commission will open the conference via video message. Prominent industry speakers at the event are set to 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. Ton Emans, President of Plastics Recyclers Europe will chair a session looking at the circular economy.

More than 70 companies and organisations will be showcasing the latest advances in plastics recycling in the exhibition. A broad cross section of the industry will be represented including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, handling and logistics services, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists, industry associations and project management consultants. Industry leaders at PRS include Erema, Vecoplan, Tomra and Lindner, as well as Suez, British Polythene Industries, Albis Plastics, Veolia and Recyclix.

“The Plastics Recycling Show Europe is the first Pan-European exhibition and conference dedicated solely to plastics recycling,” said Matt Barber, PRS event director at event organiser Crain Communications. “We have had very strong interest in the event from exhibitors, speakers, visitors and delegates from across Europe and look forward to welcoming all parts of the European plastics recycling community to the show at the Amsterdam RAI at the end of March.”

Industry body Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) continues its strong support as partner for the exhibition and conference. 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.

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