Conference Programme

**Selected sessions from PRSE 2022 will be available for on-demand viewing here shortly**

Plastics Recycling Show Europe incorporates a two-day conference, covering the latest trends and developments in the sector, as well as reflecting on the most recent legislation, challenges and opportunities. The conference brings together the entire cross-section of the value chain, aiming to promote collaboration and to accelerate the transition towards sustainable and truly circular plastics recycling industry. Find out more about critical development in the plastics recycling sector.

Attendance at the conference is FREE OF CHARGE for registered attendees. To register to attend click here

Some conference sessions will be live-streamed here for those who cannot attend in person. See individual sessions below for details.

Please note: Conference Programme is continually updated and is subject to change

Day One - Wednesday 22 June 2022

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Official opening and welcome
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Plastic Recycling - Piece of the puzzle

**This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website**

The goal of this session is to show the bigger picture in the state of European affairs in plastics recycling and how, combined with other measures, plastic recycling addresses the issue of plastic waste.

-Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission EU policy measures in support of plastic recycling

-Peter Goult, Circular Economy & Climate Change Mitigation Specialist, SYSTEMIQ ReShaping Plastics: pathways to a circular, climate neutral plastics system in Europe 

-Marco ten Bruggencate, President, Plastics Europe Future-proofing the plastics industry in Europe – getting to circularity faster together

-Ton Emans, President, Plastics Recyclers Europe Can we achieve the plastic recycling targets?

Speakers
Head of Unit, Directorate General for Environment
European Commission
Circular Economy & Climate Change Mitigation Specialist
SYSTEMIQ
President
Plastics Europe
President
Plastics Recyclers Europe
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Material Recycling Focus Session - PET Recycling

The current market trends, new technologies and innovations in the recycling of polyethylene terephthalate will be the focus of this session.

Chaired by: Casper van den Dungen, PRE Vice President & PET WG Chairman

- Nicholas Hodac, Director General, UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe Making soft drink packaging fully circular by 2030

- Antonello Ciotti, President, Petcore Europe PET: a value chain on the forefront of ecological transition

- Bastiaan Schupp, Legislative Officer, DG SANTE - DG for Health and Food Safety, European Commission New EU Rules for the recycling of plastic food contact materials

Speakers
Director General
UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe
President
Petcore Europe
Legislative Officer
DG SANTE, DG for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
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Erema: Finer filtration, better melt quality, higher throughputs

**This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website**

The new EREMA Laserfilter with 50 % more screen area – strong performance for severe contamination in Post Consumer Recycling

Speaker
Head of Business Unit POWERFIL
EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH

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Material Recycling Focus Session - PVC Recycling

The current market trends, new technologies and innovations in the recycling of polyvinylchloride will be the focus of this session.

Chaired by: Mathilde Taveau, Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Plastics Recyclers Europe

- Caroline Van der Perre, Managing director, RAFF Plastics Recycling surplus PVC medical waste to meet the raw material shortage

- Thomas Diefenhardt, Scientist, Fraunhofer IVV & Coordinator, Circular Flooring Recycling PVC from post-consumer flooring waste – Circular Flooring

- Ingrid Verschueren, General Manager, Recovinyl Quantifying circularity of PVC – Recovinyl results 2021

Speakers
Managing Director
Raff Plastics
Research Associate
Circular Flooring
General Manager
Recovinyl
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BASF: Advancing recycled polymers to survive multiple loops: how additive solutions enable circularity

**This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website**

Speakers
Head of Global Competence Center, Packaging & Consumer Goods
Plastic Additives, BASF
Business Segment Manager, Packaging & Consumer Goods
Plastic Additives, BASF

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Technical Plastics Recycling Session

The current market trends, new technologies and innovations in plastic waste coming from end-of-life and electrical and electronic equipment will be the focus of this session.

Chaired by: Tom Caris, PRE Technical Plastics Chairman

- Yvonne Lievens, Sr. Manager Quality & Compliance, Mattel Sustainability at Mattel: Strategy, Products and Materials

- Ceren Yargıcı Kovancı, Senior Specialist – R&D, Arçelik Innovative approaches to recycling of post-consumer plastic waste for home appliance products

- Jens Kathmann, Secretary General, SCS The future of food contact, circular design & low carbon footprint: circular polystyrene

Speakers
Sr. Manager Quality & Compliance, Mattel Sustainability
Mattel
Senior Specialist
Arçelik
Secretary General
Styrenics Circular Solutions
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Polytopoly: How can quality assessment unlock feedstock opportunities

**This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website**

Speaker
cofounder
Polytopoly

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Chemical Recycling Session

Chaired by: Jim Armstrong, PRE Board Member

- Camiel Steffanie, Sustainability Manager, Eastman Building a better circle through molecular recycling

- Christophe Durand, Senior Manager Strategy & New Business, Michelin Partner-Up : Business Models to Scale Up Chemical Recycling. Recycled Styrene Application Case

- Werner Kruschitz, CEO, KRM Recycling How can chemical and mechanical recycling work together?

Speakers
Sustainability Manager
Eastman
Senior Manager Strategy & New Business
Michelin
CEO
KRM Recycling
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BB Engineering: Establishing circular textiles – inline fiber to fiber recycling of polyester textile waste

**This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website**

Speaker
Process Engineer Recycling Technology
BB Engineering

Day Two - Thursday 23 June 2022

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Plastic Future is Circular

**This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website**

This session focusses on European developments to promote reliable claims on circular plastic products by advancing certification for recyclability and recycled content.

- Kristin Geidenmark Olofsson, Director Regulatory Affairs & Strategic Innovation, Trioworld European plastic strategy drives circular plastics standardisation

- Paolo Glerean, Chairman, RecyClass RecyClass: Transparency, Traceability & Trust

- Joan Marc Simon, Executive Director, Zero Waste Europe Building a two-way bridge between PPWD and the Global Treaty on Plastics

Speakers
Director Regulatory Affairs & Strategic Innovation
Trioworld
Chairman
RecyClass
Executive Director
Zero Waste Europe
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Tomra: Flake sorting: an essential tool for modern recycling

**This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website**

Speaker
Segment Manager Plastics
TOMRA Recycling

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Polyolefins Recycling Focus Session - LDPE Recycling

Low-density polyethylene will be the focus of this session. Our speakers will be sharing their views on new technologies, recyclates uptake and market trends.

Chaired by: Ton Emans, PRE President & LDPE WG Chairman

- Charlotte Fröhberg, Development Engineer & Kristin Geidenmark Olofsson, Director Regulatory Affairs & Strategic Innovation, Trioworld Creating a PCR Food Contact Material that meets European regulations

- Filip Vangeel, Manager of Circular Economy, Valipac ‘My Recycled Content’, Valipac's answer to the circular plastic challenge

- Pia Klingenberg, Doctoral candidate at Department Material Analysis and Characterization, Fraunhofer LBF Novel pathways into a circular future using an analytical toolbox for the quality evaluation of recyclates and re-designing recycling processes

Speakers
Development Engineer
Trioworld
Director Regulatory Affairs & Strategic Innovation
Trioworld
Manager of Circular Economy
Valipac
Doctoral candidate at Department Material Analysis and Characterization
Fraunhofer LBF
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Plastics Recycling Awards Europe Ceremony

**This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website**

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe is the celebration of the innovation and technological development of the sector. The Awards are given in 7 categories and this year’s finalists demonstrate the latest technological developments and innovative solutions intended for improving efficiency and the quality of recycling processes, and in turn making plastic products circular. They will be displayed in the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe’s Recycled Product Theatre, together with the 2021 winners.

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Polyolefins Recycling Focus Session - HDPE Recycling

High-density polyethylene will be the focus of this session. Our speakers will be sharing their views on new technologies, recyclates uptake and market trends.

Chaired by: Herbert Snell, PRE Board Member & HDPE WG Chairman

- Timothy Glaz, Head of Corporate Affairs, Werner & Mertz Werner & Mertz’s Journey to 100% PCR (HDPE) for Cosmetics Packaging

- Amelie Weber, Sustainability Manager, A.I.S.E. How the detergents and maintenance products industry addresses circularity

Sarah Schneider, Senior Editor- Recycled Products, Americas Petrochemicals, S&P Global Commodity Insights Commoditization of waste: current market trends in recycled HDPE markets



Speakers
Head of Corporate Affairs
Werner&Mertz
Sustainability Manager
AISE
Senior Editor- Recycled Products, Americas Petrochemicals
S&P Global Commodity Insights
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Sustainability @ Avient: Advancing recycling through masterbatch innovation

**This session will also be live-streamed on the PRSE website**

Speaker
Global Innovation & Sustainability Manager
Avient

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Polyolefins Recycling Focus Session - PP Recycling Session

Polypropylene recycling will be the focus of this session. Our speakers will be sharing their views on new technologies, recyclates uptake and market trends.

Chaired by: Andreas Witschnigg, PRE Board Member & PP/PO WG Chairman

- Michael Auburger, Product Specialist Recycling Solutions, Krones AG The material with which the cycle begins - The future of PP-Recycling

- Matteo Calloni, R&D Manager, Bandera REVOTECH PP Up-cycling: Twin Screw & VOC/Odour Removal

- Franz Rittmannsberger, Head of Product Development and Laboratory, Prezero New insights in the recycling of PP

Speakers
Product Specialist Recycling Solutions
Krones AG
R&D Manager
Bandera
Head of Product Development and Laboratory
Prezero
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Closing