On 3 February, the Policy Learning Platform is hosting the second episode of the circular waste management series on the collection and recycling of plastics waste, from 14:00 to 15:30 CET, in the format of a webinar.

Plastics are versatile materials used widely for packaging and in industry sectors such as building and construction, automotive and electronics. Their production is predicted to double again by 2040. However, plastics production, use and discharge are still “linear”, with less than 6% of plastics being recycled. Today, plastics are mostly incinerated, exported or landfilled and are ending up in the environment. Europe is thus determined to halt plastic pollution by addressing single-use plastic items, separate collection, recycling, littering and more.

The webinar aspires to help municipalities and regions to find suitable solutions for addressing the challenges of plastics collection and recycling and showcases how local businesses are creating circular value chains that allow better plastics recycling.

Register here.

What you can expect

  • Keynote speech by Jack McQuibban from Zero Waste Europe on the state-of-the art collection and recycling strategies for plastics waste (CAPONLITTER)
  • Eliis Kuus from Tallinn Environment Department and Kerttu-Liine Urke from Eesti Pandipakend will present the 'Packaging Deposit Refund System' (INTHERWASTE)
  • Mirko Kruse from the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) will present the good practice: Hamburg bottle: Introducing a closed loop of plastics (REPLACE)
  • Gregoire Thonier from AURA-EE will speak about the financial policy to support the use of recycled plastics (PLASTECO

Upcoming episodes

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