The recently formed World Plastics Council (WPC) has set marine debris and post-consumer recycling and energy recover as its initial top priorities.
The council, created during K 2013, had its first general assembly Nov. 24 in Dubai to name officials and key topics for the group.
Mosaed Al Ohali, executive vice president polymers at Sabic, was elected as the new chairman of WPC at the assembly. He replaces Patrick Thomas, the CEO Bayer MaterialScience, who had taken up the role during the formation phase of WPC.
The WPC is intended to accelerate cooperation and alignment of the plastics industry at the international level with regard to common issues faced by the industry, society and consumers.
On his appointment, Al Ohali said: “I am honored and I look forward to making great progress not only for the plastics industry but for society in general.”
The WPE said the first assembly, “provided strategic direction on key areas of the sustainability agenda,” including marine debris and end-of-life product issues.