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2020 PET Monomer Recycling Forum - event to be held online

Due to the growing interest in PET Monomer Recycling, Petcore Europe recently announced the 2020 PET Monomer Recycling Forum on the 7th of October 2020 in Brussels. Due to the recent developments regarding the Covid19 pandemic, the event will be held fully digital. Registration will open in September.

Programme and Speakers

  • 13.30 Welcome and introduction

  • 13:40-14:20 First Session "PET monomer recycling – how does it fit in the bigger picture of PET circularity?" moderated by Christian Crepet (Petcore Europe)

    • Link to the Circular Plastics Alliance – Stephen Short (Petcore Europe)

    • Making all PET waste valuable raw material – feedstock challenges for PET monomer recycling – Martin Stephan (Carbios)

    • Monomer recycling as one of the circularity pillars of PET – Marco Brons (Cumapol)

    • Q&A session

  • 14:20-15:00 Second Session "Making all PET waste valuable raw material – feedstock challenges for PET monomer recycling" moderated by Stephen Short (Petcore Europe)

    • View from the Italian EPR – Antonello Ciotti (Corepla)

    • Market analysis of feedstock availability in Europe and possible solutions thanks to monomer recycling – Romain Roux (Axens, subsidiary of IFPEN)

    • Challenges in collection, sorting and processing textile waste – Jeroen Bulk (Ioniqa)

    • Q&A session

  • 15:00-15:30 Break

  • 15:30-16:10 Third Session “Legislative Challenges to overcome for Circular PET" moderated by Martin Stephan

    • Introduction to the topic – John Baker (Alpek Polyester)

    • Presentation on food contact regulation and PET Monomer recycling – Wim Hoenderdaal (Petcore Europe)

    • Q&A session

  • 16:10-17:00 Forth Session: Presentation on LCA by CE Delft and Q&A session moderated by Wim Hoenderdaal

    • Development of a tool to compare CFP of various recycling routes compared to the linear model – Geert Bergsma (CE Delft)

    • Preliminary results of comparing PET monomer recycling with virgin, mechanical recycling and incineration with energy recovery – Wim Hoenderdaal

    • Q&A session

  • 17:00 Closing


The Forum will be open for members and non-members of Petcore Europe, with different participation fees. Registrations will open in September.


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