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EUROPEAN CHEMICAL RECYCLING CONFERENCE 2019: Challenges and Opportunities

Registration open & draft programme available


Recycling targets set up in the EU Circular Economy Package will not be achievable without the development of chemical recycling. To boost circular economy, stem the flow of plastics into landfill and our environment, and to answer the inherent limitations of current mechanical recycling, Chemical Recycling can be a solution to these limits as a complement to the existing system.

Let us discuss the challenges and latest developments in the area and future of chemical recycling with experts from the industry, research institutes, European and national authorities during the European Chemical Recycling Conference 2019.


The event will be organised by Chemical Recycling Europe (ChemRecEurope), and supported by Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) on the 4th of June 2019 in Brussels.


Registration is open


Draft programme:


08.30 – 9.00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

9.00 – 9.10 Introduction


EU Policy and Chemical Recycling

9.10 – 9.30 EU Plastics Strategy in Circular Economy by European Commission

9.30 – 9.50 EU Research Agenda and Chemical Recycling by DG Research

9. 50 – 10.10 Chemical Recycling – The answer to plastic waste? by Carlos Monreal, Chemical


Recycling Europe President

10.10 – 10.30 Policy Perspectives to Chemical Recycling by Ministry of Environment, Netherland

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break

10.45 – 11.15 Chemical Recycling - Policy Conflicts (tbc)


Innovative Technologies and Chemical Recycling

11.15 – 12.15 Available Technologies and projects in Chemical Recycling per polymer type

  • Thermal processes by ReNew ELP & IGE Solutions

  • Depolymerization by Ioniqa Technologies

  • Solvolysis by Polystyvert

12.15 – 13.15 Networking Lunch 


13:15 – 14.00 Available Technologies and projects in Chemical Recycling per polymer type

  • PU recycling (tbc)

  • PVC recycling (tbc)

14:30 – 15.00 Potential of Chemical Recycling for CO2 Emission Reduction by Geert Bergsma, CE Delft

15.00 – 15.20 Advances in Chemical Recycling of Composite Materials by Certech


15.20 – 15.35 Coffee Break


15.35– 16.35 Case Studies from Chemical Recycling of Polymers: DEMETO, polynSPIRE & MMAtwo by project coordinators

  • DEMETO, Modular, Scalable and High Performance Depolymerisation by Microwave Technology (PET recycling) by Maurizio Crippa, Gr3n 

  • polynSPIRE, , Demonstration of Innovative Technologies towards a more Efficient and Sustainable Plastic Recycling (PU and PA recycling) by Tatiana Giarca, CIRCE 

  • MMAtwo, Second Generation Methyl Methacrylate by Simon van der Heijden,HealthLand

16.35 – 16.55 Challenges and Potential Opportunities on Chemical Recycling Strategies (tbc)

16.55 – 17.00 Conference Closure


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Do not miss out attending to our Chemical Recycling Conference!


We look forward to your participation.

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