11th PET Asia Series - Circular Plastics Packaging ASIA, Accelerating plastics circularity and collaborations across supply chains

23-25 Nov, 2022 - Bangkok, THAILAND

DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

Separately Bookable Site Visit to 
Ecoblue Thailand 
Site Visit 1 - 23 November 2022
08:00 - 15:30 hrs.

EcoBlue’s second facility based at Rayong is the first of its kind in Asia which is capable of recycling various post-consumer plastic waste materials like PET water bottles, PP cups, HDPE milk jugs back into high quality resins suitable for food grade applications. With a capacity of 31,000 tons per annum for PET, at full output it shall be able to give a new life to 2.7 billion PET bottles. Along with this, it also has the capability to recycle 11,000 tons per annum of Polyolefin waste, which largely goes to landfill or for incineration. EcoBlue is fully committed to the problem of plastic waste in Thailand and recycles different kinds of post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste, including difficult-to-recycle materials like packaging films and laminates.

Registration to Ecoblue site visit is subject to approval by its management. Ecoblue reserves the right to approve or refuse participants for this visit.

Site Visit Itinerary

08:00 Depart from Hotel Lobby
10:00 Arrive EcoBlue. Brief Introduction
10:30 Start Tour
12:00 Finish Tour
12:15 Lunch & Further Discussions
13:30 Depart from EcoBlue
15:30 Arrive Hotel




Chairman’s Introduction & Opening Remarks


Driving plastics circularity in Thailand – the way forward

Veera Kwanloetchit, President

Plastics Institute of Thailand


Is Asia ready for plastics chemical recycling ?


Discussion followed by Morning Coffee


Thailand’s first food-grade recycling polymer plant offering food grade PET, HDPE and PP (topic to be confirmed)


Indonesia plastics recycling situation post Covid

Sebastian Tan, Vice Chairman - East Java

The Indonesian Plastic Recycling Association (ADUPI)


First bottle-to-bottle food grade recycling plant in Asean

Nakata Hiroyuki, Managing Director

Hiroyuki Industries (M) Sdn Bhd


Discussion followed by Lunch


Regulatory developments on Recycled Plastics for Food Packaging in China

  • updates on survey of contaminants of rPET in China, the discrimination of rPET/vPET
  • recommendation for further policy making in China

Dr. Marco Zhong, Director, National reference laboratory for food contact material(Guangdong)



Suntory’s journey towards circular sustainable PET by 2030

Kosuke Tamura, Deputy General Manager, Packaging & Engineering

Suntory Monozukuri Expert Asia PTE LTD


Creating a circular model for flexible plastic waste


Discussion followed by Tea


Towards high quality recyclates from printed flexible packaging

  • Inks / Much more than colour – overview of Siegwerks CE solutions
  • Deepdive: Making recyclable mono-plastic packaging a reality

Dr. Stephane Bertaux, Key Account Manager Technology and CE Lead SEA



Development of the ReVentas technology for purification of waste PE for reuse in a circular economy


Topic to be advised

Andreas Stoiber, Area Sales Manager - VIscotec

Starlinger & Co. Gesellschaft m.b.H. / Viscotec


Final Discussion. End of Day 1.

17:00 - 18:00 hrs. Networking Reception
for all Speakers & Participants





Chairman’s Introduction


Flexible PE recycling in Thailand – Challenges & Opportunities

David Bourge, General Manager

Veolia Circular Polymer (Thailand) Co., Ltd


Novel digital app recycling program for improving return of flexible and complex plastic waste to recycling centers


Circular plastics economy : Design challenges and solutions


Discussion. Followed by Coffee Break


Bringing together all collaborators in the packaging supply chain to recover plastics waste packaging towards a circular economy

Crispian Lao, Founding President

Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability (PARMS)


Recovering plastics waste towards a circular economy

i) Vietnam and Cambodia
Nothing left behind; How plastic credit can stop plastic leakage

Barak Ekshtein, Founder and CEO


ii) Thailand
Everyone can recycle - Incentives to encourage separation and recycling of plastics waste

Natthaphak Atichartakarn, CEO

Trash Lucky

iii) Indonesia
Strengthening plastic recycle supply chain through digitalized and modernized waste collection

Hadiyan Fariz Azhar, Founder



Final Discussion. End of conference.



Separately Bookable Site Visit to Veolia Circular Polymer 
Site Visit 2 - 25 November 2022
13:30 - 17:00 hrs.

Veolia Circular Polymer recycles low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) plastic. It is one of Thailand’s largest LDPE recycling plants and operates in the highest level of compliance.

The plant converts 22.5KT/Y of Thailand’s plastic packaging waste into high quality post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic as a long-term solution to the plastic pollution crisis, producing quality secondary materials for the plastic industry.

Site Visit Itinerary

13:30 Assemble at Hotel Lobby
14:30 Arrive Veolia Circular Polymers Plant
14:45 Briefing & Tour
15:45 End of Tour. Q&A
16:00 Leave for Hotel
17:00 Arrive Hotel


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