PCEP welcomes 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. …

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

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 …

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 …