‘Is there a future for recycling waste plastics in the United Kingdom?' That's the big question being asked by Mike Baxter of the British Plastics Federation's Recycling Group at the recycling conference taking place during the PDM Event in June.
Speakers from recycling companies will also address issues facing the UK plastics sector at the Plastics Recycling Expo (PRE), which is part of the PDM Event on 14-15 June at the Telford International Centre, UK.
Keith Freegard, director at Axion Recycling, will consider the challenges in keeping UK plastics recovery facilities viable and sustainable in the current economic environment.
Jessica Baker, managing director of Chase Plastics, will look at the future of targets and what is best for UK industry. Phil Conran, director of 360 Environmental, is set to ask whether reforms to the UK government's Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) system could provide better support to the industry.
Retail giant Tesco is a leading group trying to create markets for recycled plastics. Ian Sorensen, group head of consumables and waste and recycling procurement, will explain how Tesco has closed the plastic recycling loop by offering single-use carrier bags made from its own plastic waste.
The Circular Economy initiative from the European Commission will feature in much of the dialogue at the PRE conference. Value chains in the Circular Economy will be explored by Donato Masi, assistant professor of supply chain management at the University of Warwick.
Leading reprocessors and technology companies will be exhibiting at PRE. Among the exhibitors are: Artec Machinery, Biffa Polymers, BPI Recycled Products, Cofit International, Erema, Fimic, Gamma Meccanica, Gneuss Kunststofftechnik, Manifattura Russo Filippo, Netzsch Instruments, Plasgran, Plastic Recycling Van Werven, Tecnova and Tivaco.
To register for free attendance at the PRE exhibition, visit www.pdmevent.com. The PDM Event, including PRE, is organised by Crain Communications, publisher of Plastics News Europe.