Driving a polyolefin circular economy

About this event

The first Annual Conference of the Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) will take place at the Claridge Events in Brussels on Wednesday, 27 November 2019. The event is open to PCEP members, prospective members and partners in the transformation to a circular polyolefin economy. 



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Programme outline

09:00 - 10:00

Registration & welcome coffee

10:00 - 10:30

Driving the Polyolefin Circular Economy - Venetia Spencer, PCEP Secretary General

10:30 - 11:30

Politics, policy and polyolefins - Setting the scene at the start of this EU legislature

Panel discussion moderated by Venetia Spencer, PCEP Secretary General

Julie Girling, former MEP, Senior Advisor BCW

David Baker, Berry Group, Chair PCEP Steering Board

Paolo Da Silva Lemos, Policy Officer, DG Environment, European Commission

Politico (tbc)

11:30 - 12:00

Getting hold of our material - Michael Scriba, mtm plastics, Chair PCEP WG "Enhancing Collection & Sorting"

12:00 - 12:30

Holy Grail 2.0

Gian De Belder, Packaging Technologist, P&G

Nico Van de Walle, Product & Circular Economy Manager, Verstraete in mould labels

An Vossen, Executive Manager, PLAREBEL

12:30 - 13:30

Networking lunch

13:30 - 14:00

"It's not just about recycling" - 

Willemijn Peeters, CEO Serious Business

14:00 - 15:30

Circular Economy Cluedo - Audience participation

Solving the mysteries of circular economy

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 16:45

Looking Ahead to 2020

What is a Polyolefin Circular Economy (Venetia Spencer, PCEP Secretary General)

Understanding recyclates: odour, colour & processability (tbc)

Pilot project: recycled polyolefin pallets (Jean-Marc Van Maren, Chief Product Officer Material Handling, CABKA)

Exploring circularity in food contact (tbc)

16:45 - 17:15

Breaking the barriers

Pitching problems and solutions                       

17:15 - 17:30

Closing remarks

David Baker, PCEP Board Chair - Industry Affairs Director, Berry Global

17:30 - 19:30

Networking drinks