Invitation #2: How household plastic waste can be turned into a reliable resource for the future


17 March 2022 - 17 March 2022

How household plastic waste can be turned into a reliable resource for the future

On behalf of Interreg NW Europe funded project, TRANSFORM-CE, we are pleased to announce the second of a series of informational webinars held on the 17th March 2022. In this webinar the project partners will share the progress, and discuss the results of research on the recovery, treatment and recycling of plastic waste. The webinar will be chaired by Prof. David Greenfield (SOENECS), who will be joined by representatives from project partners, IfaS (DE) bCircular (DE), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and Municipality Almere (NL).

When is it?
2PM – 3:30PM (CET) on Thursday 17th March 2022 
(Start: Amsterdam: 2:00PM/London: 1:00PM)

How can I join?
Free to access and open to all, the webinar will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams. Registration is via Eventbrite. Attendees will receive the Teams link a week ahead of the event.

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Who is it for?

This particular webinar is aimed at waste managers, circular economy managers, scientists, business support organisations, local, regional and national public authorities, private businesses, and those  in the plastic recycling industry. However, the webinar is open to all and we strongly encourage other stakeholders to attend. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions, meet other industry stakeholders and network online.  

What will I gain from attending?

The webinar is a fantastic opportunity to: 

  1.  Meet and network virtually with people interested in plastics as a source for future use.
  2. Understand the flow of single use plastic waste in North West Europe.
  3. Gain insight into the different approaches used for collection of plastics in each region, the advantages/disadvantages of each system, and what we can learn from each other.
  4. Benefit from the presentation of good practice examples and learn about the unexploited potential opportunities for utilizing plastic waste.
  5. Receive practical information on technical requirements and economic opportunities.
  6. Share your views on challenges and barriers for the recovery and valorisation of single use plastic waste from households. 

Attendees will gain a better understanding of TRANSFORM-CE and how the project is facilitating the recycling of single use plastics, as well as how these materials and processes could be applied within their own business.  

Can recycled plastics be a reliable resource in the future? That’s a question we’d like to discuss with you.

Who will speak?

  • Rhiannon Hunt: Circular Economy Project Manager at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Amelia Burrell: Researcher at SOcial, ENvironmental & EConomic Solutions, UK.
  • Tim Buchhorn: Project Manager at Institute for Applied Material Flow Management, DE
  • Hjalka Biernat: Project Manager at Institute for Applied Material Flow Management, DE
  • David Greenfield: Managing Director at SOcial, ENvironmental & EConomic Solutions, UK
  • Tobias Gruben: : Managing Director at bCircular, DE
  • Paul Mul: Project Manager Transform-CE representing Municipality Almere

What will be preliminary programme?

14:00 Opening, introduction to TRANSFORM-CE

Theoretical part

14:15 An analysis of different existing collection systems in NWE
14:25 Plastic waste in NWE – unused potentials?
14:35 Influencing factors on future plastic availability
14:45  Q&A

Practical part

14:55 Deficits and opportunities in waste management
15:05 Best Practices from the industry
15:15 Be a part of TRANSFORM-CE; opportunities for businesses
15:30 Q&A Part two and networking

Project partners:

The TRANSFORM-CE partnership includes 10 organisations from 4 different countries in North West Europe. The partners are:

  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Materia Nova
  • SOENECS Ltd.
  • Municipality of Almere
  • Save Plastics
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Hogeschool Utrecht
  • IfaS (Institut für angewandtes Stoffstrommangement)
  • bCircular GmbH


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