IdentiPlast 2015 on plastics waste recycling & recovery

Today, IdentiPlast 2015 started in Rome: About 230 participants and more than 40 high-level speakers make this year’s edition once again the number one event in Europe dealing with the recycling and recovery of plastics waste. For two days (29-30 April), representatives from the whole plastics value chain, from local authorities and municipalities, high-ranking politicians, scientists and members from NGOs are sharing their knowledge so as to identify the key drivers to reach a zero plastics waste society.  

From the start, IdentiPlast raised key issues like contributions from the plastics industry to circular economy or measures to stop plastics waste ending up in landfills. In this context, Prof Dr Helmut Maurer from the European Commission (DG Environment) pointed out that a measured approach is needed with "a legislation that effectively triggers investments into green economy and creates jobs”, to ensure that sustainability and economic growth can go hand in hand. In the first, lively panel discussions, participants pointed out that the need for consistent implementing and the effective enforcement of the waste law is key to close the circle towards a sustainable economy.

On day two (30 April), IdentiPlast 2015 will continue to showcase and discuss "best practices” in the management of plastics waste and latest cutting-edge advances in sorting, recycling and recovery technologies for plastics. 

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