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Upcoming BIR World Recycling Convention Week 2020 - Plastics Committee: BIR launches study on plastics recycling

  • 09 October 2020
  • Convention

Plastics Committee
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 (15:00-16:30 CEST)

BIR launches study on plastics recycling

How to deal effectively with plastics waste is one of the conundrums of the modern era. BIR has compiled its own heavily-researched analysis that positions recycling as one of the key solutions to improved end-of-life management of this ubiquitous material. 

The study “Recycling Plastics: Facts, Data and Policy Recommendations” will be launched during the Plastics webinar on Wednesday, 14 October in the framework of the online BIR World Recycling Week. The report establishes the contribution of plastics to everyday life but also examines the environmental and economic harm created during their end-of-life phase. 

In addition, a guest presentation by Patricia Whiting, Senior International Policy Analyst at Sims Recycling Solutions (USA) and leader of Project Group 3 of the UNEP Basel Convention Plastic Waste Parnership will shed light on the preparations for complying with the new import/export controls on plastic waste as from 1 January 2021. 

Another presentation by Steve Wong, Executive President of the China Scrap Plastics Association (CHN), will cover China’s recently tightened enforcement of regulations relating to imports of recycled plastic pellets, while shipping lines are not accepting cargoes of scrap plastics for Hong Kong owing to the ban on solid waste imports, thus prompting a significant re-direction of flows to other parts of Asia. 

Join the Plastic’s Committee webinar to also hear the very latest market updates by committee members and to witness their interactive panel discussion on post-COVID trade and import restrictions. 

Secure your ticket today to join us online on 12-16 October 2020!

Download the Virtual Exhibition Overview for more information on benefits and reserving your spot for the BIR Convention Week 2020! 

See the detailed programme on the official event website and make sure to check the page regularly for updates and more content.

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