PRE Annual Meeting 2016 & 20th Anniversary

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:00 to Friday, June 17, 2016 - 15:00
The Oitavos Hotel
Rua de Oitavos, Quinta da Marinha
Cascais 2750-374

Plastics Recyclers Europe was celebrating its 20th Anniversary!

Plastics Recyclers Europe was celebrating its 20th Anniversary during its Annual Meeting on 16 and 17 June in Cascais, Portugal. The annual event of plastics recyclers featured Working Group meetings reserved for the members of the association on the first day and on the second day conference entitled: 
Quality sorting – key for higher recycling rates.
During this event PRE has released its Strategy Paper: Plastics Recyclers Europe - 20 years later and the way forward, Making more from plastic waste

This year, the key speech was given by Helmut Maurer from Waste Management & Recycling Unit at the DG Environment, European Commission. The speakers of the conference covered among others, the following topics: circular economy, plastics products, plastics waste management, with a special focus on sorting. 
Last year event gathered around 200 delegates representing the whole plastics value chain as well as politicians, representatives of authorities, decision makers, researchers and academics. Plastics Recyclers Europe was honoured to have Karmenu Vella - Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, opening the event.


Photo Gallery: Conference June 17  & Dinner June 16






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Organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe exhibition and conference have announced that the event will move to the new venue of the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands and be held on the 29-30 March 2017.

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