Experts to debate plastics recycling challenges

Companies and organisations at the forefront of plastics recycling will discuss challenges faced by the industry in a series of free-to-attend debates during the Plastics Recycling World Exhibition in Essen, Germany on June 27-28. The line-up of panellists includes experts from global brand owners, major plastics recyclers, regulatory compliance firms and technical R&D groups.

The conference at the Plastics Recycling World Exhibition starts on June 27 with a debate about the EU’s Plastics Strategy announced in January, when panellists will question the strategy’s implications for companies along the plastics recycling value chain.

The regulatory focus on packaging waste will make it interesting to hear the comments of Silvia Campos, global scientific and regulatory affairs risk assessment manager at The Coca-Cola Company.

Providing an expert legal view will be Anna Gergely, director at Steptoe & Johnson.

The response of the plastics recycling industry to the EU strategy will come from two large companies in the sector. RPC-BPI Group, one of Europe’s top producers and recyclers of plastic packaging, is represented by Mike Baxter, external affairs director.

Also adding to the debate is Chris Slijkhuis, public affairs and e-waste director at Müller-Guttenbrunn Group, a plastics recycler.