The exhibition and all conferences within are completely free of charge.


Day 1 

10.30  Chairman opens seminar programme                                                             

Stuart Foster, CEO, Recoup


10.40  Plastics. The world's next great ore or wasted material?

Kevin Vyse, Packaging and Environment Manager, Marks and Spencer

11.00  A reality check on the UK's plastics recycling performance                                    

Keith Freegard, Director, Axion Recycling

11.20  The image of plastic recycling 

Ben Gerry, General Manager, Boomerang Plastics
Dan Jordan, Recycling Line General Manager, Boomerang Plastics


11.40  Unilever Packaging Sustainability Strategy and how it relates to challenges in the industry

Louis Lindenberg, Global Packaging Sustainability Director, Unilever

12.00  WRAP: Working with Plastics 2020 and the wider plastics packaging supply chain to develop and launch the Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (PIRAP)

Claire Shrewsbury, Packaging Programme Manager, WRAP

Philip Law, Director General, BPF

Kim Christiansen, Regional Director North, PlasticsEurope

Barry Turner, Chief Executive, PAFA


12.20  LUNCH

Session Chair: Chris Dow, CEO, Closed Loop Recycling




13.20  Increasing household plastic collections : including an update on the pledge4plastic initiative

Stuart Foster, CEO, Recoup

13.40  European review on plastic PRN prices 

Angus Macpherson, Managing Director, The Environment Exchange

14.00  How LA’s are going to meet TEEP with the support of Industry to provide funding and infrastructure to meet their targets.

Andrew Bird, Chair, LARAC

14.20  The household plastic paint container recycling scheme

Katherine Fleet, Environmental Manager, RPC


14.40  WRAP: getting recycled plastics into higher value products

Bernard Chase, Sector Specialist, WRAP

15.00  Upcycling post consumer plastics packaging waste

Jean-Marc van Maren, Owner, VanMarenSystems

15.20  From bumper to park bench - finding markets for recycled plastic products

Doug Anderson, Managing Director, Art

15.40  Chairman’s summary and close of day one


Day 2

10.30  Chairman opening                                                                                 

Roger Baynham, Chairman of the BPF Recycling Group

10.40  Recycled plastics, an enabler for the IKEA vision: creating a better everyday life for many people.

Mei Hong Svensson, IKEA


11.00  CRESIM - an industrial process for the use of recycled carbon fibres

Dario Pigliafredd, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Cannon

11.20  WRAP: Optimising the use of machine readable inks for food packaging sorting                                                                                                                    

Marcel Arsand, Project Manager, WRAP

11.40  Talk from PIA Best Recycled Product Award winner 

Steve Mancey, UK Managing Director, Logoplaste

12.00 How to design flexible packaging films which CAN be sorted for recycling

Richard McKinlay, Project Engineer, Axion Recycling

12.20  Panel: How can we increase the use of recycled plastics?

Chaired by Roger Baynham, Chairman of the BPF Recycling Group

Steven Burns, Development Manager, Impact Solutions  

Jean-Marc van Maren, Owner, VanMarenSystems

Dan Jordan, Recycling Line General Manager, Boomerang Plastics                        

12.40  LUNCH

13.40  Developments in the Closed-Loop Flow of recycled materials for UK automotive market

Keith Freegard, Director, Axion Recycling

14.00  Technical Innovations to create value from rigid mixed plastics

Steven Burns, Development Manager, Impact  Solutions                                                                                                                        

14.20  Washing systems for highly contaminated post-consumer plastic waste

Markus Zimmermann, Senior Area Sales Manager, Herbold Meckesheim GmbH

14.40  Chairman’s summary and close of day two


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