What are the main opportunities and challenges for the European plastics industry in the circular economy? What are the best practices and most advanced know-how in waste management around Europe and the world? How can we prevent plastic waste ending up in the environment?
These are some of the key questions raised during the 13th edition of IdentiPlast – PlasticsEurope’s international conference on the recycling and recovery of plastics. Some 300 experts from European municipalities, local authorities, policy and decision makers, waste management organisations, NGOs, plastics value chain, academia and research institutes gathered in Vienna on 22 and 23 February to share their views and experiences in the fields of plastic waste management and circular economy.
The event focused on how countries in Central and Southeast Europe can best benefit from the latest experience in Europe and in other parts of the world (particularly in US, Japan and Turkey) in order to improve their own waste management practices and infrastructure.