The Brussels-based Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) has expanded its team with the appointment of two members of the secretariat, Rebecca Colley-Jones and Petya Todorova.
Rebecca has been appointed as circular economy project manager to drive forward the work of PCEP’s working groups for Innovation, Enhancing Collection & Sorting and Developing End Markets for recycled Polyolefins, starting in January 2021.
Petya will join PCEP as Circular Economy Advocacy and Communications Manager in February 2021 She will be tasked with communicating the vision and progress towards a circular polyolefin economy, developing a supportive policy framework to enable this transition and establishing the data to demonstrate progress.
PCEP is committed to transforming from a linear to a circular economy based on three principles: designing out waste; keeping products and materials in use; and recycling into high-quality new raw materials. With her background in research into the use of recycled plastics in the EEE sector, Rebecca is well equipped for her new responsibilities. Previously, as s a senior researcher at the University of Northampton, UK, she worked on the EU Horizon2020 project PolyCE, which addresses the aim of maximising products and material in use and increasing the use of high value post-consumer recycled polymers within the E
EE sector. Rebecca is currently also completing a doctorate in circular economy business practices, as well as running her own environmental management consultancy.
Petya has worked for the global speciality chemical and plastics group Krehalon since 2014 where, for the past two years, she has been the European Marketing Manager & Circular Economy Advocate. In this role, she was in charge of Krehalon’s marketing strategy for Europe and Oceania as well as championing plastics sustainability work in the area of multilayer flexible barrier packaging for the food industry. Petya is an Associate member of the CIM and holds qualifications in Circular Economy from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, and the University of Exeter, UK.