Brussels, 30 November 2020 – The PCEP team is expanding, with the addition of two key members of the secretariat, Rebecca Colley-Jones and Petya Todorova.
Rebecca has been appointed as Circular Economy Project Manager to drive forward the work of PCEP’s working groups for Innovation, Enhancing Collection & Sorting and Developing End Markets for recycled Polyolefins, starting in January 2021.
Petya will join PCEP as Circular Economy Advocacy and Communications Manager in February 2021, where she will be driving the associations working groups for communicating the vision and progress towards a circular polyolefin economy, developing a supportive policy framework to enable this transition and establishing the data to demonstrate progress.
Before joining PCEP, Rebecca was a senior researcher at the University of Northampton, UK working on the EU Horizon2020 project PolyCE, which addresses the aim of maximising products and material in use and increasing the use of high value post-consumer recycled polymers within the EEE sector. Alongside this Rebecca is completing a doctorate in circular economy business practices, as well as running her own environmental management consultancy.
Petya has worked for the global speciality chemical and plastics group Krehalon since 2014 where, for the past two years, she has been the European Marketing Manager & Circular Economy Advocate. In this role, she was in charge of Krehalon’s marketing strategy for Europe and Oceania as well as championing plastics sustainability work in the area of multilayer flexible barrier packaging for the food industry. Petya is an Associate member of the CIM and holds qualifications in Circular Economy from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, and the University of Exeter, UK.
Venetia Spencer, PCEP Secretary General, said: “I am really thrilled to be welcoming two such passionate and experienced circular economy advocates to our team. It’s very exciting to be growing as an organisation and I’m delighted to be able to increase the resources we have to help our members deliver and speed up the transition to a polyolefin circular economy.”