A welcome to the Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform from Secretary General Venetia Spencer
Polyolefins are extremely valuable and versatile plastics. They are a leading material across a wide variety of industries and applications, ranging from everyday household use to specialised industrial applications. Polyolefins are vital materials if we want to decarbonise our society and have high quality, safe, eco-friendly lives.
PCEP's goal is to transform the entire polyolefin system from a linear to a circular.
In addition to designing polyolefin products to be more reusable and recyclable, PCEP remodels collection and sorting systems to improve recycling processes, so minimising waste and maximising the return of recycled polyolefins as high-quality raw material.
PCEP is a unique forum for dialogue and cooperation between all parts of the polyolefin value chain: brand owners, retailers, waste management organisations, recyclers, converters, producers and other stakeholders. We provide innovative solutions that are useful to industry as well as beneficial to society and the environment.
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.
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.
PCEP, SCS and EUMEPS have joined members Petcore Europe, PlasticsEurope, Plastics Recyclers Europe, and VinylPlus to support the setup of a harmonised, pan-European data collection system.