New Partnership with CPME signed
PlasticsEurope is happy to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with CPME - The Committee of PET Manufacturers in Europe.
“I am delighted we are joining forces with CPME, said Virginia Janssens, Managing Director of PlasticsEurope. A circular economy and circular plastics are based on working together, interdependently, with the entire value chain and across all polymers. This requires a united value chain, which includes partners such as CPME. It is through new collaborations such as this that we can deliver long-term sustainable solutions.” she added.
CPME and PlasticsEurope will team up and speak with one voice on common matters, such as the EU’s Plastics levy, chemical recycling, mass balance, or food contact.
“We intend to share work and expertise on common topics”, declared Antonello Ciotti, Chairman of CPME. “The green transition requires strong coordination among the interested parties”, added Ciotti. “PET, with more than 1.8 million tonnes collected is by far the largest single polymer to be recycled in Europe, the common goal cannot be reached without a proper evaluation of all of the implications of the incoming regulations and taking into consideration the principles and experiences of the Circular Economy will constitute an important resource for new developments in the years to come.”
CPME is a European non-profit trade association based in Brussels. It represents most of the European PET resin producers who are collectively responsible for more than 80% of PET production in the European Union. The main European producers of Terephthalic Acid (PTA) - the major PET feedstock - are Associate Members of CPME.
PlasticsEurope is the pan-European association of plastics manufacturers. For over 100 years, science and innovation has been the DNA that cuts across our industry. With close to 100 members producing over 90% of all polymers across Europe, we are the catalyst for the industry with a responsibility to communicate transparently with other stakeholders and deliver solutions which are safe, circular and sustainable. We are committed to implementing long-lasting positive change.