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.
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.
In May, PCEP's Steering Board elected five new members, expanding the number to 10 and reflecting the Platform’s commitment to a more balanced and diverse representation of the polyolefin value chain.
Despite all the challenges of the pandemic, in the past year PCEP has become “a force to be reckoned with”, its Secretary General Venetia Spencer told almost 300 delegates at its virtual annual conference.