RecyclePlast in a Circular Economy,

07-08 May, 2019 - Madrid, SPAIN

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RecyclePlast in a Circular Economy + 20th GEPET & Recycling
7 May 2019,
8 May 2019,
9 May 2019,
RecyclePlast in a
Circular Economy

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RecyclePlast in a
Circular Economy

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20th GEPET & Recycling
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20th GEPET & Recycling
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20th GEPET & Recycling
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How are supply chains responding to meet commitments on recyclable packaging by 2030 ?


Innovations in plastics recycling technologies and solutions to transform the recycling landscape

Under the European Commission's plans, by 2030 all plastic packaging in the EU market would need to be recyclable. Single-use plastic use would also be reduced.


One key aspect of the law relates to Extended Producer Responsibility schemes, which oblige manufacturers to pay a fee covering the cost of collection, transport and management of waste.


How can the industry come together to make EPR economics work  ? What can the EU countries learn from each other ?


The UK Plastics Pact launched by WRAP  has set a 70% target for effective recycling or composting of plastics packaging with a view to achieving an average of 30% recycled content across all plastic packaging. If these aspirations are to be achieved, then around 500,000 tonnes of additional reprocessing capacity will need to be identified either in the UK or abroad.


Are current recycling infrastructure and sorting technologies equipped to meet the higher ambitions ? to  achieve recycling goals, the industry  first has to work on increasing recovery.


What game-changing solutions are there that can leverage technology to drive more people to recycle the right way ?  Is chemical recycling the answer ?


Some EU countries are moving ahead with waste-derived fuels. However, some argue that plastics to fuels  would seem to violate the Commission's rules on what counts as recycled waste . Supporters are pushing for plastic-derived fuels to count toward national binding targets for the share of renewable energy to be used in the transport sector as this technology has the potential to decarbonize transport, especially in aviation, where no renewable alternatives exist.


At RecyclePLAST for the Circular Economy, CMT has put together an authoritative panel from plastic resin producers, packaging companies to recyclers to share recent developments on Plastics Recycling moving forward.


  • Improving Markets for Recycled Plastics - Trends, Prospects and Policy Responses
  • The Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform  (PCEP) iniatives in driving forward Europe’s polyolefins recycling
  • Development of post-consumer polyolefin recyclates and new products in the area of circular polyolefins 
  • For recycling to be successful, brand owners must commit to designing products and packaging that are recyclable as well as to consuming recycled materials in the manufacturing of their product. Hear from Wehler a sustainable design furniture brand how it is using ocean plastics to produce  furniture
  • CEFLEX’s progress towards developing a circular economy for flexible packaging
  • Closing the loop for Plastic IT Electronic Products and ink cartridges – Hewlett Packard’s perspective
  • Multilayer & mixed plastic recycling technology update
  • Recycling polystyrene
  • Converting hard- to- recycle  plastics into fuels & plastics
  • Sharing of good practices & plastic recycling initiatives across Europe – covering Spain, UK , Norway
  • Leading thermoform producer -   KP’s Positive Plastic Pledge on how to build a sustainable future using  the valuable benefits of plastics responsibly
  • Evolving Extended Producers Responsibility -making the economics  work for the future

    And many more

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Industry News

As there is a serious need to increase plastic recycling capacity in the UK to reduce the flow of plastics into landfills, Recycling Technologies in collaboration with Swindon Borough Council (SBC) and Public Power Solutions is doing a feasibility study  to develop an advanced recycling facility in Swindon that can recycle virtually all sorts of plastics.
Recycling Technologies has a plastics recycling machine, the RT7000 that converts plastic waste back into oil, called Plaxx®, from which new plastics can be made. The company is already running a pilot plant, the Beta Plant, in Swindon that is processing mixed plastic waste and produces Plaxx®. The machine can recycle plastics such as plastic films and laminated plastics such as food pouches and crisp packets - that are usually considered unrecyclable. The first RT7000 in the UK is planned to be built in Scotland in 2019.
Swindon Borough Council as well as waste management specialist Public Power Solutions are keen to make Swindon the first site for Recycling Technologies’ RT7000 feedstock recycling machine in England and the second-only in the UK.
SBC has adopted a 10 Year Waste Strategy with Swindon residents to encourage plastics recycling.
Find out more about plastics recycling at CMT’s RecyclePlast in a Circular Economy in Madrid on 07-08 May, 2019.
Please contact Ms. Hafizah Adam at or call +65 6346 9218 for more.

01 Apr, 2019

Leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, Borealis, is looking at Circular Economy as a business opportunity and therefore recognizes the increasing need for plastic recycling. Its recent acquisition of Austrian plastics recycling company Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling is clearly in tune with its keen interest in the plastics recycling market.
Austria based Ecoplast processes around 35,000 tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste from households and industrial consumers every year, turning them into high-quality LDPE and HDPE recyclates, primarily but not exclusively for the plastic film market. The acquisition will firmly put Borealis in the European plastics recycling market.
Borealis is also making polyolefins more circular - in 2014, it provided high-end compound solutions to the automotive industry, consisting of 25% and 50% post-consumer recycled content. In addition, Borealis was also the first virgin PO producer to explore the possibilities of mechanical recycling as it acquired one of Europe's largest producers of post-consumer polyolefin recyclates - mtm plastics GmbH and mtm compact GmbH - in July 2016.
Find out more about plastics recycling trends at CMT’s RecyclePlast in a Circular Economy in Madrid on 07-08 May, 2019.
Please contact Ms. Hafizah Adam at or call +65 6346 9218 for more.

28 Feb, 2019

European Commission has formed an alliance with key industry stakeholders from the plastics value chain such as  waste collectors, recyclers, primary producers, converters, brand owners and retailers - including stakeholders from the packaging, construction and automotive sectors. The new alliance is expected to enable EC in achieving the European Plastics Strategy objective that aims use 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics in new products in the EU market by 2025.
The aims of the alliance is to tackle the huge problem of plastic waste and encourage recycling while also improving the economics and quality of plastics recycling in Europe.
The three major objectives that the alliance aims to achieve are:
- Fostering short-term, voluntary and coordinated actions and investments by key industry stakeholders. Such actions and investments, said the EC, could cover separate collection of plastic waste; harmonised reporting on collection and recycling rates and volumes; investments in sorting and recycling facilities; voluntary standards on the 'design for recycling' of plastic products and others.
- Reporting on the obstacles which may hamper stakeholders' efforts to fully deliver on their pledges and to reach the target set for 2025. Some of those obstacles already identified include lack of infrastructure, insufficient access to finance and standardisation gaps.
- Monitoring progress made towards more plastics recycling and more uptake of recycled plastics in Europe. The monitoring, according to EC, should help identify the gaps in the supply and demand for different recycled plastics. In parallel, new voluntary commitments will be encouraged.
The alliance believes that close cooperation in the plastics value chain is key to achieve a true circular plastics economy in Europe.
Find out more about plastics recycling and circular economy at CMT’s RecyclePlast in a Circular Economy in Madrid on 07-08 May, 2019.
Please contact Ms. Hafizah Adam at or call +65 6346 9218 for more details.

21 Dec, 2018