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 …

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 …

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 …