PLASTECO´s participation at the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (short: "ERSCP") was a highlight for the PLASTECO project team.

It was a pleasure to be able to participate on-site at the University of Technology in Graz and thus have a personal exchange with international colleagues for the first time in a while. Furthermore in the afternoon of September 9, 2021, PLASTECO hosted a side event at the ERSCP 2021 and the Styrian team the 4th Stakeholder meeting.

 Speaker Dr. Gernot Oreski (Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH) and Dr. Ingrid Winter (Head of Department, Office of the Regional Government of Styria – Directorate 14 – Department Waste and Resource Management).

The ERSCP set itself the task of covering a few UN Sustainable Development Goals. The core objective of the conference was the topic "Responsible Consumption and Production". Equally important were the topics of "Quality of Education", "Clean Water and Sanitation", "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure", "Sustainable Cities and Communities" and, finally "Climate Action".

PLASTECO and its project objectives were therefore perfectly in line with the ERSCP agenda.

At the "PLASTECO Dissemination Event", Dr. Ingrid Winter gave an introducing presentation of PLASTECO. This was followed by a total of 6 presentations held by experts. The topics covered were diverse and followed by lively discussions with our Stakeholders.

The PLASTECO project team is grateful for the successful side event and the Stakeholder meeting. We hope that events of this kind can be held again more frequently in the future. More information about this event will be available in the 5th PLASTECO Newsletter.