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.

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’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 …