Editor, Sustainable Plastics
Karen was named editor of Plastics News Europe in May 2017. Based in the Netherlands, she has worked as a translator, journalist and editor in the plastics industry for the past thirty years, writing for both Dutch and English language online and print publications. Between 2001 and 2007, she served as chief editor of Kunststof en Rubber, the Dutch-language trade magazine for the plastics industry, after which, preferring to write in English, she moved to PlasticsToday, where she was the European and sustainability editor until 2016.
During a K 2022 presentation, "Chemical recycling — futue star or black hole," ICIS experts Helen McGeough and Mark Victory will consider energy security concerns and increasing investments in alternative energy sources such as biofueld and chemical recycling.
According to the pan-European association of European recyclers, Plastics Recyclers Europe, the high prices of electricity are starting to affect operations at Europe’s plastics recycling facilities, putting at risk the highly-touted transition towards circularity.
Dow Inc. and Mura Technology revealed the site of the companies' new chemical recycling project on Sept. 14, a 120,000-metric-ton unit based on Mura's supercritical water technology, set for Dow's central Germany site in Böhlen, near Leipzig.