27 October 2008 - IdentiPlast 2009 calls plastics experts to Brussels

The IdentiPlast 2009 (20- 21 April) will be the key event where cutting-edge advances of recycling and recovery technologies for plastics are identified and discussed. The seventh edition of IdentiPlast, will once again gather leading international experts to cover a wide range of topics related to the sorting, identification, recovery and recycling of end-of-life plastics. IdentiPlast 2009 will address topics such as:
  • Consequences of European Waste related Directives implementation: theory vs field reality
  • Impacts of REACH and food contact legislation on recycling
  • Holistic approaches to waste management to integrate all players
  • Biodegradability: Panacea for Plastics Waste Management?
  • Technologies to convert end-of-life plastics into first choice resources
  • Waste to energy and waste to fuel
  • Recycling of mixed plastics from municipal waste
  • Controlled plastics waste streams
More information on IdentiPlast is to be found on www.plasticseurope.org. For registration or abstract submission please send an e-mail to identiplast@plasticseurope.org.

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Editors' note:

PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centers in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU27 member states plus Norway, Switzerland, Croatia and Turkey.

The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection. More than 1.6 million people are working in about 50.000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover in excess of 280 billion € per year.

The plastics industry includes polymer producers - represented by PlasticsEurope, converters - represented by EuPC and machine manufacturers - represented by EUROMAP. For further info see the web links: www.plasticseurope.org, www.plasticsconverters.eu, www.euromap.org