EuPR has elected a new president

The European Plastics Recyclers (EuPR) Members has elected Ton Emans (CeDo) as the new president, taking the charge from Bernard Merkx during the Annual Meeting held in Barcelona on the 11-16 November.

Ton Emans stated after his election: “During these uncertain economic times, entrepreneurs in plastics recycling will have to continue using their renowned creativity in order to generate green growth. Today, some of our investments are unsure due to a lack of reliable supply. My immediate mission is to change these market conditions by keeping as far as possible plastics waste, our resources, in Europe and by increasing the sorting quality for the input streams of the recyclers. In the long term, EuPR will push two main objectives. First, a European wide ban on landfill for plastics waste. Second, a significant increase of mechanical recycling targets for plastics in the various legislations. These two actions are a necessity in order to enable a shift in society towards a greener economy and to create green growth”.

Next year’s Plastics Recyclers Annual Meeting will held on the 21-22 November 2012 in Brussels. EuPR is the professional representative body of plastics recyclers in Europe. EuPR promotes plastics mechanical recycling and conditions that enable profitable and sustainable business, while offering a service platform to its members. EuPR members constitute 80% of the European recycling capacity, processing more than 3 million tonnes of collected plastics per year.