RECOUP launch ‘Plastics 101’ session in response to industry calls

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Plastics Recycling Charity RECOUP has announced a new seminar following a call from their members and the industry to address the knowledge gap of the plastics recycling value chain. 

The seminar, entitled Plastics 101, will provide delegates with the chance to learn more about the challenges of plastics recycling, including current legislation, the effect of proposed legislation, and an introduction to Extended Producer Responsibility and Deposit Return Schemes.  

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This session is free and will take place on 25 September, a day before the organisation’s annual conference.  

The charity said that the session will help conference delegates who might be new to the sector or those who feel they would benefit from a better understanding of the industry, prior to the Conference. 

RECOUP chief executive Stuart Foster said: “We have seen a widening of engagement from companies and individuals in recycled plastics and in 2018 a number of delegates felt that they would benefit from an introduction session. This seminar will give them the opportunity to ask specific questions; will give them the opportunity to tap into some of the most knowledgeable experts within plastics recycling and a base understanding of industry legislation. It is crucial that as the industry moves forward, we share knowledge and best practice to equip the sector to deliver on its promises.” 

The RECOUP annual Plastics Recycling Conference will be held on 26 September 2019, and will cover topics such as chemical recycling, strategic direction, Deposit Return Schemes and more.   

Registration for the RECOUP Plastics Recycling Conference is now open: www.recoup.org/conference-2019.  

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