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.

PCEP Sec Gen moderates high-level panel on how value chain collaboration can enhance perceptions of plastic

Our three strategic goals … will both transform the polyolefin industry itself, as well as the public perception of our products.

Creating a single European market for waste recycling will be a game-changer, PCEP Secretary General tells the Ideas Festival

If Europe can improve the harmonisation of EPR schemes, then we could start to see real shifts. We have to treat Europe as a single market, in the same way that we do that for products

PCEP Sec Gen urges polyolefin industry to ‘be bold’ as she outlines EU policies shaping a new era for plastics

Our materials are used in every sector of the economy. So, when we take responsibility for our own footprint, we are the enabler for everyone else’s transformation to circularity too

PCEP is hiring

We’re hiring! In these challenging times, join us in helping to drive the paradigm shift from our take-make-throw society to one that will be good for business, people and the planet? The Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) is a newly formed trade association charged with transforming our industry into a circular economy. We bring together …

PCEP online training explains how REACH deals with polymers

Brussels, 14 May 2020 – The Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) organised an online training workshop about plastics and the European Union’s REACH legislation together with expert knowledge partner Marcus Navin-Jones of the international law firm Keller & Heckman LLP. 56 participants joined the two-hour workshop, which looked at how polymers are dealt with under …

Plastix hosts PCEP recyclates workshop at its plant in Denmark

28-29 January 2020 – PCEP members gathered in Lemvig, on the north-west coast of Denmark, to take part in a hands-on workshop held at the factory site of the PCEP member Plastix. Plastix is a clean-tech manufacturer of Green Plastics. It transforms used, obsolete and abandoned fishing nets, ropes and post-use rigid plastic that would …

Steering Board’s first meeting held online

26 May 2020 – The Steering Board of PCEP met virtually in its first full meeting since the new board was appointed at the end of April. The Board took a number of decisions to improve the effectiveness of PCEP and its working groups. It decided each PCEP working group will have a Board Sponsor …

PCEP hosts ‘REACH and plastics’ workshop

Brussels, 11 May 2020 – The Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) is organising and hosting a training workshop about plastics and the European Union’s REACH legislation. The workshop will cover how polymers are dealt with under REACH, as well as looking at two case studies – Nonylphenol Ethoxylate/Octylphenol Ethoxylate (the ‘original’ polymer of concern) and …

PCEP’s first AGM held online to elect new Board

Brussels, 4 May 2020 – Mark Vester has been elected Chair of the PCEP Steering Board at the organisation’s first AGM this week, which was held online due to the Coronavirus lockdown. The AGM was the first since PCEP’s formal establishment as an international non-profit at the start of February. Vester, a founding PCEP board …

2019 events news in brief

PCEP discusses sustainable plastics management at the Future of Polyolefins Summit 16 – 17 January 2019, Antwerp: Sander van Veen, Commercial and Supply Chain Director at Braskem Europe GmbH, participated as a speaker on behalf of PCEP at the Future of Polyolefins Summit in Antwerp. Van Veen discussed sustainable plastics management together with Ceflex and …

December Newsletter: PCEP becomes official

12 December 2019: Our December newsletter, “We’re official! Let’s keep driving the polyolefin circular economy”, has been published and is available to read here. Or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://mailchi.mp/4b76ec0bdc3f/were-official-lets-keep-driving-the-polyolefin-circular-economy

PCEP’s first Annual Conference moved into a higher gear

The very first PCEP Annual Conference was a success. It featured talks from more than 15 speakers working in the circular economy and had around 100 attendees. Venetia Spencer, PCEP Secretary General, kicked off this year’s edition. She highlighted in her inspirational speech both the challenges and the opportunities linked to turning the global polyolefin …

PCEP voices support for Operation Clean Sweep

14 October 2019: PCEP encourages all its members and partners to join Operation Clean Sweep ® (OCS). OCS is an international programme designed to prevent the loss of plastic granules (pellets, flakes and powders) during handling by the various entities in the plastics value chain and their release into the environment. Please visit the website …