IdentiPlast 2019 - Plastics, Sustainability and Society
The 14th edition of IdentiPlast, Europe’s leading conference focused on the recycling and recovery of used plastics, was the largest ever. It featured talks from over 50 world-leading speakers in plastics recycling and waste management and had over 340 attendees.
The event took place at the QEII Centre in London and featured an exhibition, a networking dinner and the opportunity to take part in a one-day tour of recycling facilities within the London area.
The first day looked at sustainability issues and solutions from the perspectives of different countries, featuring speakers ranging from Europe, Ghana, Colombia, Japan and North America. A video message was broadcast from Therese Coffey MP, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, who stated that she welcomed industry-led efforts to reduce plastic waste. Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General of the European Commission’s Environment Directorate, stated how he recognised plastic as a crucial material for the EU economy, that it should not be demonised and the shift to a circular economy presented huge opportunities.
The second day of the conference was focused on the technical aspects of improving the management of plastic waste, ranging from increasing collection, improving sorting technologies and adapting recycling processes to a large variety of waste.
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IdentiPlast will return in 2021, to receive information on all future PlasticsEurope events, please email Wolfgang Lange at Wolfgang.Lange@plasticseurope.org