PCEP welcomes new interim Secretary General

Danuta Slusarska has been seconded as interim Secretary General of the Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) from Rud Pedersen Public Affairs, while recruitment is underway for a permanent replacement of outgoing Secretary General Venetia Spencer. Ms. Slusarska’s appointment ensures that PCEP maintains its positive momentum at a critical moment for the industry’s transition to circularity. …

PCEP launches overarching principles for polyolefin design to navigate circular decisions.

With an abundance of product design guidelines available in the plastic industry, how do we know what’s good or bad? PCEP has brought the value chain together and developed three overarching principles for polyolefin design, to provide designers with confidence that the guidelines they use will advance the circular economy. We all know that product …

Value chain collaborates to create a new enhanced datasheet to boost confidence in the use of recycled polyolefins

Gathering the polyolefin value chain together around one table has unlocked a major barrier for the industry’s transformation to a circular economy – the key being a new, enhanced technical data sheet for recyclers. The Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) developed its enhanced technical data sheet to boost confidence in the use of recycled polyolefins …

International study of plastic packaging waste to deliver a circular economy reaches Germany

Work to research the type and amount of flexible packaging and rigid plastic packaging in the post-consumer waste stream across Europe reaches Germany thanks to collaboration with Resource Futures, cyclos GmbH, KAVG and PreZero CEFLEX and partners PCEP, Petcore Europe, Styrenics Circular Solutions and Stina (previously MORE Recycling) have teamed up to understand the reality …

Boris Johnson’s untrue remarks about plastic recycling are the real ‘red herring’

It was very disappointing to hear UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s comments to young children who genuinely want to play their part in saving the planet for their future, particularly as much of what he was saying is simply not true. Recycling plastic is not a “red herring”, as Johnson claims. It is a major …

PCEP, SCS and EUMEPS join cross-polymer initiative PolyREC® to monitor, verify and report on Europe’s recycled plastic flows

BRUSSELS, 27 July 2021 – The non-profit association PolyREC® announced today that the value chain initiatives Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP), Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS) and European Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (EUMEPS) have joined members Petcore Europe, PlasticsEurope, Plastics Recyclers Europe, and VinylPlus to support the setup of a harmonised, pan-European data collection system for …

Green theme to PCEP’s virtual annual conference

Green was the theme of the day for PCEP’s 2021 annual conference, broadcast from a specialist film studio in Brussels. While online delegates will not have seen on their screens, Secretary General Venetia Spencer’s appearance as both keynote speaker and moderator was filmed in front of a green screen in a small studio. Commenting after …

Litter represents loss of useful and valuable material into the environment, PCEP tells Municipal Waste Europe seminar

“Litter falls outside of the ‘collected waste’ part of our activities – and that is fundamentally unacceptable. That’s a loss of material into the environment, which from our perspective is a loss of useful and valuable material that we could be able to reuse.”

PCEP Secretary General to address Future of Polyolefins summit

Only through dialogue and collaboration across the whole sector – such as is taking place at this summit – can we achieve our goals of a circular polyolefin economy

PCEP Secretary General to moderate summit debate on creating a coherent circular economy

Polyolefins (PO) represented 70% of European plastic packaging demand in 2018, according to a 2019 study carried out for PCEP by Conversio on collection and treatment of PO waste in EU, UK, Switzerland and Norway. The study also found that ​71% of collected post-consumer PO waste in 2019 was packaging and that collected packaging was the source of 83% of post-consumer recycled PO

Covid-19 offers an opportunity to rebuild the entire PO value chain into a circular system

Despite the enormous human tragedy and economic crisis resulting from the Covid pandemic, across the PCEP membership the commitment to the circular economy as the correct long-term strategic evolution of this industry remains unwavering. The focus is still absolutely there and the willingness among our members to work together and innovate together is already a huge shift in our industry – and it’s the only way to achieve a circular economy.