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 …

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 …

PCEP attends kick off meeting for Circular Plastics Alliance

5 February 2019: Lucrece Foufopoulos – De Ridder, Borealis Executive Vice President Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology represented PCEP at the first meeting of the European Commission’s high-level Circular Plastics Alliance which was held in Brussels on 5 February 2019 during the EU industry days. Vice-President Katainen chaired this first meeting of the  Circular Plastics Alliance which …

PCEP welcomes advances demonstrated by Ellen MacArthur Foundation HolyGrail Project

17 May 2019: The HolyGrail project, facilitated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation was officially concluded on 23 May. PCEP was honoured to attend the proof-of-concept trials for the digital watermarking project, ‘Digital Watermarks At Work’, hosted by Tomra near Koblenz on 17 May. The event included a live demo with an add-on module incorporated into …