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Circular Economy and Plastics: The European benchmark event for plastic waste recycling and recovery


14 Dec 2016


Sustainable Dev.

IdentiPlast 2017: Next Stop Vienna

IdentiPlast 2017 will be arriving in Austria’s capital city, Vienna, on 22 and 23 February. This European benchmarking event for plastic waste recycling and recovery will focus on how countries in central and southeast Europe can best benefit from the latest experience in Europe and other parts of the world in order to improve their own waste management practices and infrastructure. In parallel, Identiplast 2017 will also be providing a forum to showcase the “life cycle thinking” approach for the appropriate management of plastic waste.

This two-day event features expert speakers from the US, Turkey, Japan and Europe presenting their experience and knowledge in plastic waste management, and how best practice can be applied to different European regions to increase the recovery of plastic waste and prevent it to being landfilled.  

IdentiPlast 2017 will comprehensively deal with plastics recovery, starting with collection and sorting while touching the economical, legislative, political and societal framework, reuse solutions, recycling and the provision of recycled plastics into the market.

The conference will be of particular interest to local authorities and municipalities from across Europe, policy makers, waste management organisations, plastics recyclers, manufacturers, converters and compounders as well as academia, research institutes and NGOs.
The detailed 2017 conference programme can be found on  

About IdentiPlast 
20 years ago, the European association of plastics manufacturers decided to close the knowledge gaps in the recovery of used plastics and since then has enjoyed growing success. Initially, IdentiPlast was a one-day conference at the heart of the European Union, in Brussels, focusing on the sorting of used plastics. Very soon, IdentiPlast became an international event focused on sharing best practice in the collection, sorting and recycling of used plastics.  
In 2010, it was decided to use IdentiPlast to accelerate the transfer of knowledge of the latest waste management practices to those European countries with poorly developed infrastructures where the impact would be greatest in the recovery of plastics and their diversion from landfill sites. IdentiPlast subsequently travelled to London then to Madrid, Warsaw, Paris and Rome. Today, IdentiPlast remains faithful to its original mission of being a technical conference and the place where best practices in the management of plastic waste are exchanged between all stakeholders who are committed to attach value to end-of-life plastics.
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Editors' note
PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris.
We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU28 member states plus Norway, Switzerland  and Turkey.
The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection. More than 1.5 million people are working in almost 60,000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover in excess of 340 bn EUR per year. The plastics industry includes polymer producers - represented by PlasticsEurope, converters - represented by EuPC and machine manufacturers - represented by EUROMAP.
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