Follow up bijeenkomst EU strategy on plastic – NL

Datum: 20 april 2017


On the 8th and 9th of December 2016 approximately 300 participants gathered to contribute to the development of the European Strategy on Plastics. It was a very intriguing and energizing conference with a highly interactive programme, numerous discussions engaging speakers and collective eagerness to sustain momentum: let’s keep this going! Please watch the aftermovie to experience the EU conference on plastics.

Ambitions and expectations are high! A future with less plastic waste, with greater focus on new ways to (re)use plastics and on better design to reduce the application of plastic in products, is a future that we all visualized. And more…!  Around 30 success business cases and issues were discussed at the roundtables. Participants felt inspired and triggered. In those two days, we witnessed the power of collective thinking and action. Stakeholders shared their expertise and experiences, and co-created possibilities to realize a more rapid and through transition towards a Circular Plastics Economy. Please find here the key actions in pursue of a Circular Plastics Economy.

Everyone agreed: the EU Conference on Plastics was a very good start to accelerate a circular plastic transition. And again: we have to carry on! We treasure the efforts and contribution! We fully exploited the value of having so many engaged stakeholders in the room and together we made the EU Conference on Plastics a huge success. The output of the roundtable discussions will serve as input for the EU Strategy on Plastics. On April 20 a follow up meeting will be organized for 5 themes (roundtable discussions) to bring the output further and the key actions more concrete:

  • recycled content
  • recyclability
  • financial incentives
  • alternatives (less plastics)
  • biobased

More information will follow soon!