BRUSSELS, BELGIUM — Leading plastics recyclers in Europe have formed a regional group, European Plastics Recyclers.
EuPR aims to present the views of Europe's 1,000 plastics recyclers to European Union institutions. EuPR will lobby the European Commission, which is exploring ways to improve recycling industry competitiveness.
Twelve firms were represented at the new body's first general assembly, held in Brussels last month. Objectives include: raising European standards for recycled material; stimulating new markets for recycled material; and promoting research and innovative technologies.
EuPR was established with help from the European Plastics Converters in Brussels.
The assembly elected Francis Testa, president of Testa Group in Aubagne, France, as president, and Guy Weyts of Ravago in Arendonk, Belgium, as vice president, each to serve for a year.