Speaking at an event in Brussels recently, the President of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) underlined the importance of quality in enabling the potential of plastics recycling.
Speaking during the PRE Annual Meeting on the 21 November, Tom Emans said that 2015 would be an important legislative year for “unlocking the potential” of plastics recycling, adding that standardisation across Europe is key.
“Firstly, a products recyclability must be improved via its eco-conception,” Emans told the 200 delegates at the event. “Secondly, after decades of plastics waste management seeing low recycling quality, collection and quality sorting must now be harmonised and standardised across Europe.”
Finally, Emans said that plastics recyclers must also continue producing quality recyclates and standardise their operations in order to serve the plastics markets in Europe.
“This EU Circular economy package will boost green jobs in Europe and stimulate innovation in the plastics industry,” he said.
During the event, PRE announced the launch of a new European Plastics Recycling Show in Brussels on November 25th -26th 2015.