AMSTERDAM ‒ Plastics Recyclers Europe has confirmed steady growth of plastics recycling during its annual meeting, which took place on Nov. 21-22 in Amsterdam and gathered more than 170 participants.
During the event the trade organization celebrated the breakthrough of 100 members and now counts 114 companies. PRE's management committee was reconfirmed by the members and the president, Ton Emans, has been re-elected for a new mandate.
Emans said: "The coming years will bring radical changes in the plastics recycling industry. We need measures to create a market for recycled plastics so that the market pulls recyclable plastics out of the landfills. The market barriers restricting the use of recycled plastics should be lifted by the upcoming revision of the European waste legislation.
"The recent public consultations made by the European Commission demonstrate that the European citizens are asking to create sustainable plastics which are recycled at their end-of-life," he added. "The Commission, Parliament and Member States will now have to translate these expectations into efficient legislation in order to steer the needed market changes."