Sell-out Plastics Recycling Show Europe to expand again for 2024

2023 visitor numbers increase by 80 per cent

24 May 2023: The Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) 2023 exhibition and conference held recently in Amsterdam, the Netherlands attracted a record number of visitors and exhibitors from across Europe and more than 80 different countries internationally. With over 320 exhibiting companies and over 75 conference speakers in two theatres, the show saw a huge 80% increase in total visitor attendance to more than 8,500.

“PRSE has grown year on year and the success of our seventh edition has been amazing. We are seeing so many more visitors, and more exhibitors who bring with them truly innovative solutions and ideas about plastic recycling,” said Ton Emans, President of Plastics Recyclers Europe. “Everybody here is working hard towards creating a more sustainable world, where plastics never become waste because they are recycled again and again.”

“The success of PRSE 2023 has exceeded our expectations to make it by far the largest event of its kind in Europe and the only one that focuses exclusively on making plastics circular,” added Matt Barber, PRSE Event Director at Crain Communications. “For the first time this year we expanded into a second hall at the RAI and we still sold out of space in Halls 11 and 12 long before the event opened. For 2024 we will expand further by adding Hall 10.”

“PRSE is for us the most important event of the year and the most important show for plastic recyclers,” said Monica Harting, Public Affairs Manager & Project Management Plastics Recycling, Remondis. “PRSE is a great opportunity to network and to meet people from the whole value chain. We have had very interesting conversations with both customers and partners representing all kinds of interests in plastic recycling.”

“I have learned a lot about the dynamic plastic recycling sector,” said Dr. Wolfgang Trunk, team leader in the European Commission`s Directorate-General for the Environment, when visiting the show. “I have talked here to people from the plastic value chain who say that they were already doing things today that three years ago were not even imaginable. It is important for the Commission to come here for a regular update on the fast developments in the sector.”

“All the main players for recycling are coming here. It’s an opportunity to get a lot of networking and a lot of exposure in a short period of time,” said Chris McArdle, VP Circular Economy and New Business Development, Borealis. “We’ve already booked an even bigger stand for next year.”

Unique in Europe, PRSE brings together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors to showcase innovative technology, share best practice, network and do business. A broad cross-section of the industry is represented at the event including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, pre-processors, mechanical and chemical plastics recyclers, waste management specialists and industry associations.

Organised jointly by Crain Communications and Plastics Recyclers Europe, the Plastics Recycling Show Europe returns to Halls 10, 11 and 12 at RAI Amsterdam on 19-20 June 2024.

The first Plastics Recycling Middle East & Africa (PRS ME&A) show takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 5-7 September 2023

The first Plastics Recycling Show Asia show will take place at Marina Bay Sands Singapore on 13-14 November 2024.

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About the Plastics Recycling Show Europe

The Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) is the annual exhibition and conference for plastics recycling professionals. It brings together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors to learn, network and capitalise on the business opportunities plastic recycling offers. The annual event is organised by Crain Communications and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) and next takes place at RAI, Amsterdam in the Netherlands 19-20 June 2024. PRE is an organisation representing the voice of the European plastics recyclers who reprocess plastic waste into high quality material destined for production of new articles. Recyclers are important facilitators of the circularity of plastics and the transition towards the circular economy. Plastics recycling in Europe is a rapidly growing sector representing €8.7bn in turnover.