The polymer industry is facing an unprecedented moment brought on by a global shift towards circularity and sustainability. The European Commission’s Strategy for Plastics and increasing brand-owner commitments for recycled content in packaging puts pressure on an industry challenged already by supply constraints and market uncertainty.
With the full value chain impacted by these challenges, the importance of industry collaboration is emphasised more than ever before. In response to this changing industry, Berlin will play host to the first ‘Circularity for Polymers: The ICIS Recycling Conference’ (5 November 2019 // Radisson Blu Hotel), an event specifically designed to promote collaboration, solution finding and real change within the polymer industry.
The launch of the event is being supported by key industry players, including: Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, The North Face, Electrolux, Borealis, Sabic, SUEZ and LyondellBasell.
Isabelle Karpinski, Conference Producer, Circularity for Polymers: The ICIS Recycling Conference, said: “The polymer industry is experiencing a period of rapid change; this event was launched to provide a space for the value chain to interact and share knowledge.”
“This industry has highlighted the importance of collaboration and full value chain engagement in solving the challenges present in this sector. Our conference serves as a platform for discussion, to enable those active in recycling and circularity to find real solutions and achieve real change from within the industry.”
The conference will include interactive roundtable sessions and Q&As with thought leaders in the space, offering a unique opportunity to stay on the cutting edge of recycling.