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 …

PCEP to sign Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration

26 July 2019: PCEP informed the European Commission of its intention to sign the Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration, and continue to be an active player in this group which brings together the broader plastics industry with legislators and civil society to drive Europe forwards towards a circular economy. As a PCEP member you are welcome …

PCEP Working Groups in full swing

31 May 2019: PCEP working groups for Innovation for a Circular Economy, Enhancing Collection & Sorting, Developing End Markets for Recycled Polyolefins and Advocacy all held their inaugural meetings with excellent participation from across the full value chain. The initial PCEP working group meetings looked at our Roadmap2030 and how to translate these into more concrete …