The shortlist for the first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe has been published. The winners will be announced on the second day ofThe Plastics Recycling Show Europe taking place at the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands 24-25 April 2018.
The five different award categories are Recycled Plastic Consumer Lifestyle Product of the Year, Best Building & Construction Product,Best Recycled Plastic Packaging Product, Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling and Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year.
"The standard of entries we have received for the inaugural Plastics Recycling Awards Europe has been outstandingly high," said Ton Emans, Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE). "The finalists demonstrate the vast array of consumer and industrial applications in whichrecycled plastics and recycling technology are being used. They make a huge contribution towards conserving resources, reducing CO2and sustaining the circular economy."
Plastics Recycling Awards Europe Finalists:
Recycled Plastic Consumer Lifestyle Product of the Year - Using recycled plastics to improve everyday life
Best Building & Construction Product - Judges' criteria include sustainability and durability
Best Recycled Plastic Packaging Product - Minimum 50% recycled plastic content
Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling -innovative material or process technologies for recycling plastics
Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year - Individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to plastics recycling
The distinguished panel of judges for the new awards includes: Simona Bonafe, member of the European Parliament, Cyril Gutschfounder of campaigning organisation Parley for the Oceans, design strategist and co-founder of Form Us With Love, Jonas Pettersson, Richard C. Thompson, Professor of Marine Biology at Plymouth University and marine debris specialist, Rune Thoralfsson, owner and director of Norfolier GreenTec, the largest film recycler in the Nordic region, Ton Emans President of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) and Director Group Recycling in CeDO and Karen Laird Editor of Plastics News Europe.
The Plastics Recycling Show is a pan-European, free-to-attend exhibition and a conference designed for plastics recycling professionals. It brings together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors to showcase innovative technology, share best practice, network and do business. The PRS conference examines a wide range of the latest industry themes including plastics recycling technology and innovation, materials, the regulatory background and the dynamic economics of plastics recycling.
For more information please visit www.prseventeurope.com