LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: Design for Recyclability Workshop | 6 OCT. 2017

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: Design for Recyclability Workshop | 6 OCT. 2017

Plastics Recyclers Europe, invites you to the Workshop Design for Recyclability - A key to reach the recycling targets on 6 October at the Vleva Conference Centre in Brussels. The workshop will feature a common introduction to the event and a key note speech from DG Environment. Afterwards, the participants will be divided into 4 breakout sessions. Please see the agenda.


Places are limited and an online registration is necessary in order to participate. Please register to one of the Breakout session s that is of most interest to you. (Please, note that all breakout sessions are taking place at the same time, therefore you will only be able to participate in one session)

  • PET Bottes/ Sheets
  • HDPE Bottles
  • LDPE Sheets
  • Pots, Tubs & Trays 

Design plays an important role when recycling a package. Plastic packaging does not begin with collection but design. Careless design often leads to leftover residue in emptied packages. Ill-prepared combinations of polymers and materials in packaging can create incompatibilities with efficient recycling processes. During the workshop, participants will gain an insight into the impact of packaging design on recyclability. Other topics such as collection, sorting & different recycling processes will also be discussed.

Who should join?

  • Brand owners
  • Plastic packaging designers
  • Recyclers
  • Stakeholders



6th October 2017 | 10:00h - 15:00h

Vleva Conference Centre

Avenue de Cortenbergh 71

1000 Brussels


About Plastics Recyclers Europe

PRE is the professional representative body of plastics recyclers in Europe. PRE promotes plastics mechanical recycling and conditions that enable profitable and sustainable business, while offering a service platform to its members. Our members constitute 80% of the European recycling capacity, processing more than 3 million tonnes of collected plastics per year.

About RecyClass

RecyClass is an online tool for ranking the recyclability of a plastic package. It can also work as a marketing tool since it is able to certify packages with regards to their recyclability. RecyClass has been developed and it is maintained on the basis of plastics recyclers expertise's from practice. The aim of RecyClass is to help packaging designers to find the correct way to approach and evaluate their new products with respect to recyclability.

About Plastics Recyclers Europe

Plastics Recyclers Europe was created in 1996 to represent plastics recyclers in Europe. It is located at Schuman in the heart of the European District in Brussels.
Plastics Recyclers Europe has more than 120 members from all over the EU and this number continues to grow.

Plastics Recyclers Europe
Avenue de Cortenbergh 71
Brussel 1000