“This is milestone for PCEP, as we now have our first woman board member as well as our first brand owner representative”
Industry must fundamentally rethink the way it designs, uses, and reuses plastics
“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.”
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.
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
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
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 …