The fifth Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) exhibition and conference held earlier this month in Amsterdam, The Netherlands attracted a record number of visitors and exhibitors from across Europe. The annual event had a total attendance of more than 4,400 over two days and attracted over 180 exhibiting companies. Over 3,500 attended the in-person event and nearly 900 others attended virtually.
Opened in a virtual presentation by Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries at the European Commission, the two-day PRSE conference showcased the latest developments in plastics recycling technology and applications, as well as exploring future industry challenges and the legislative landscape within the EU.
“PRSE has been a fantastic opportunity to see new machines, learn about new trends and talk about business, so that all actors in the plastics recycling value chain can take the next steps towards a circular economy,” commented Ton Emans, President of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE). “The return to live events has clearly been very important to both our visitors and exhibitors, evidenced by the warmth with which PRSE has been received this year by the plastics recycling community.”
“PRSE 2021 has proved by far our most successful show to date, attracting more visitors and exhibiting companies than ever before,” said Matt Barber, PRSE Event Director at Crain Communications which organises PRSE with PRE. “We have had such positive feedback from our exhibitors, conference speakers, visitors and awards participants. Everyone was just so pleased to be able to meet face-to-face again in order to progress the plastics recycling agenda in Europe.”
Unique in Europe, PRSE brings together exhibitors, visitors and Plastics Recycling Awards Europe finalists representing the whole value chain of the plastics industry including recyclers, machine producers, raw material producers, converters, waste management companies and, increasingly, brand owners, retailers and investors. PRSE facilitates collaborative progress towards the circular use of plastics by showcasing innovation, sharing best practice and bringing partners together to network and do business.