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Autumn Update from PCEP!

Dear All,

Welcome back!

I hope you are all rested and rejuvenated after the Summer. PCEP has a busy Autumn ahead; moving forward on our 2030 Roadmap, establishing concrete actions for 2020, contributing to the EU’s Circular Plastics Alliance and we’re looking forward to our first AGM in November. 

It’s wonderful to see so many organisations engaging with PCEP and contributing to our collective mission to advance the circular polyolefin economy. We’d like to be sure that you are getting the most out of your membership. Please take a moment to update your preferences and tell us which working groups you would like to receive information about. Remind your colleagues to do so too!


Check the PCEP 2030 Roadmap for an overview of what each Working Group is looking at. As you’ll see below, all of the working groups are meeting up in September. This is the perfect time to get engaged. Come along, share your ‘barriers to circularity’ and help us deliver solutions that overcome them.

Not yet a member? Join us now!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call.

Best regards,

Venetia


Venetia Spencer
Secretary General, PCEP
venetia.spencer@pcep.eu
+32 (0)477 312 702

 
Upcoming Meetings
09/09 Communications Working Group
12/09 Enhancing Collection & Sorting Working Group
17/09 Innovating for a Circular Economy Working Group
18/09 Develop End Markets for Recycled Polyolefin Working Group
19/09 am Advocacy Working Group
19/09 pm Data Working Group
09/10 PCEP Steering Board
27/11 PCEP AGM & Annual Conference
PCEP Online
PCEP will shortly be launching a new website, informing you all about our activities and providing a platform to showcase your circular polyolefins. If you have a good story to share, please let us know.

Join the debate today by following us on twitter @PCEPEU
Circular Plastics Alliance
In July, PCEP informed the European Commission of our intention to sign the Circular Plastics Alliance declaration, and continue to be an active player in this group which brings together the broader plastics industry with legislators and civil society to drive Europe forwards towards a circular economy.

As a PCEP member you are welcome to join the launch event in Brussels on 20 September. All information and the event registration form can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/industry/policy/circular-plastics-alliance_en

You can also find our PCEP pledge to increase the use of recycled polyolefins available on the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform here: https://circulareconomy.europa.eu/platform/en/commitments 
PCEP @ K 
PCEP Secretary General, Venetia Spencer will be speaking at a number of events during K in October.

If you’d like to promote your membership of PCEP during this event, please let us know. We’re happy to provide whatever materials you may need.
PCEP Incorporation
On 21 June, PCEP signed the notary act to incorporate our organization as an international non-profit association. PCEP is now an AISBL, in incorporation, pending Belgian Royal assent.

Our thanks to founding members: Bischof+Klein, Borealis and Braskem

 
Conference Discounts
PCEP is delighted to offer our members discounted rates for Circularity for Polymers: The ICIS Recycling Conference and for ACI's 8th annual Future of Polyolefins Summit 
The polymer industry is committed to finding real solutions to challenges in recycling and circularity, and such discussions require collaboration from full value chain engagement. Hear from Borealis, Lush, The North Face, Suez, LyondellBasell, Johnson & Johnson, Chemical Recycling Europe, BioCellection and many more at this year’s conference! Be part of this collaboration and join ICIS & PCEP at the Circularity for Polymers: The ICIS Recycling Conference in Berlin on the 5 November.

Register on or before 6 September with promo code IRC19PCEP and save €100 off!

Visit: www.icisevents.com/recycling for the full agenda and speaker line-up!
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