EuRIC launch the European Plastics Recycling Branch

Emmanuel Katrakis, secretary general, EuRIC

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) has announced the creation of the European Plastics Recycling Branch (EPRB). 

EPRB members are national recycling federations in Europe that represent the interests of small, medium and large firms who deal with the collection, processing, recycling and trade of different streams of plastics, such as packaging and electrical waste. 


They also provide jobs that cannot be outsourced across Europe. 

Secretary general of EuRIC Emmanuel Katrakis said: “Plastics recycling features a number of regulatory, technical and economic challenges which demanded to create a new Branch to properly address work already done for a long time by EuRIC. The kick-off of the EPRB comes at a time when plastic is one of the priorities in Europe and globally. It is an exciting moment for an industry that faces many challenges related, for instance, to end-markets uncertainties, but that equally offers a wide array of opportunities.” 

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Founding members of the EPRB include the BMRA, BVSE, COBEREC, DWMA, FEDEREC, FER, FNOI, FISE-UNICIRCULAR, MRF, SRI, VDM and the WKÖ-Sekundärrohstoffhandel, who have delegated experts from leading plastics recycling companies to EuRIC. 

EPRB executives will be elected among members in the coming weeks. 

The secretary general added: “We are looking forward to working hand in hand with European institutions as well as with all stakeholders involved in the value chain.” 

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