Chemical recycling: what it is and does it fit into the Circular Economy?

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(*) 12th November 2019 · 2:00 PM (CET) 


(*) What is chemical recycling? 

(*) What are the techniques considered as chemical recycling? 

(*) Is it really recycling?

(*) Comparative analysis with mechanical recycling

(*) The current state of the technology: advantages and drawbacks 

(*) Policy status and challenges


Joan Marc Simon

Executive Director at Zero Waste Europe

Joan Marc is based in Brussels where he directs the work of Zero Waste Europe. He has been a leading voice for Zero Waste in Europe since 2007 and he is a regular keynote speaker in many industry and NGO meetings in Brussels but also at local level as well as internationally. He is member of the Steering Committee of the Break Free from Plastics movement. Among many other publications he has authored the Zero Waste Masterplan for cities as well as the book “Zero Waste – How to reactivate the economy without trashing the planet”. With a background in Economics, he has more than 10 years of experience working with governmental and non-governmental organisations in the field of good governance, new economics, social justice, and environment.

Carlos Monreal

CEO at Plastic Energy

Carlos has significant experience as a CEO Engineer by training. He has been a serial entrepreneur for more than 30 years and was the founder and CEO of Inlandgeo, a company supplying high tech electronic instruments and turnkey solutions in multiple industries for 24 years, and later President of Abasol for seven years. This company offered consultancy and EPC solutions on renewable energy and efficiency. Carlos is also founder and CEO of Greenland Capital, a company with the vision to identify and develop disruptive technologies that provide sustainable and economical solutions to the growing challenges of waste and water management and alternative energy management.

Rozalina Petrova

Waste Policy Officer at DG Environment, European Commission

Rozalina Petrova, Policy Officer for Waste at the Directorate General for Environment of the European Commission, joined the commission in 2010 to work on a roadmap document for a resource efficient Europe. She tells Waste Management Review that this outlined the path to increase resource productivity and decouple economic growth from resource use.

Jack McQuibban

Moderator - Cities Programme Coordinator at Zero Waste Europe

Jack has an educational background in international relations having studied at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. For the past 5 years, he has worked for two different NGOs within the international development and sustainability sectors, helping to build movements and communities for change. He has led successful campaigns at the local level within the UK as well as at the global level at institutions such as the United Nations. Jack will be leading our work with municipalities, helping to connect members from across Europe to build and contribute towards the transition of cities towards zero waste strategies.



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