This conference aims to unravel complex policies that regions have faced by discussing case studies and reviewing future guidelines. By bringing together an international community this event provides an opportunity to connect and learn from some of the most prominent market players.

Understanding policies around plastics recycling is critical in driving your sustainability strategies forward. Priority differences in each region could widen the gap between your current market position and your organisation’s future direction. How can you reconcile this gap? What can you do now to ensure success in your transition to a circular economy?

Join this ground-breaking event that offers the polymers industry a platform to feature in comprehensive policy-focused discussions. Spend three days gaining insights into Europe, Asia, and North America policies enabling you to make smarter decisions.


8:30 – 8:50: Insight into the national and state frameworks and their role in developing the US recycling system. Sunny Roe, Senior Analyst, ICIS

9:00 – 9:20: Chemical recycling policies in focus: Understanding the short- and long-term implications and feasibilities. Senior Representative, AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL 

9:30 – 9:50: Canada in focus: Tackling plastic waste through the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director, CIRCULAR INNOVATION COUNCIL

10:00 – 10:20: California in focus: The state’s recycling and plastic waste reduction strategies. Sally Houghton, Executive Director, PLASTIC RECYCLING CORPORATION OF CALIFORNIA (PRCC) 

10:30 – 10:50: LIVE SESSION: Enabling state-level policies and its influence on the future of recycling in the US. Senior Representative, THE RECYCLING PATNERSHIP

11:30 – 11:50: LIVE Q&A session & wrap up. 

14:00 – 14:20: A balancing act: Navigating through the fragmented recycling policies in Asia. Jia Hui Tan, Analyst-Plastics Recycling APAC, ICIS

14:30 – 14:50: Developments of Plastics Recycling in China. Arnold Wang, Deputy Secretary General, CHINA PACKAGING FEDERATION

15:00 – 15:20: Plastic waste management and regulatory compliance – A step towards clean India drive. Dr. Sameer Joshi, Hon Treasurer Governing Council, INDIAN PLASTICS INSTITUTE

15:30 – 15:50: Case study: Thailand’s strategy in strengthening the backbone of plastics recycling through solid waste management policies

16:00 – 16:20: Insight into Japan’s Act on Promotion of Resource Circulation for Plastics. Yumiko Hata, Director – Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Division, MINISTRY OF ECONOMICS AND TRADE JAPAN

16:30 – 17:10: LIVE SESSION: Fireside chat: From waste to feedstock: Turning environmental threats to opportunities through regional action plan on marine debris. Jia Hui Tan, Analyst – Plastics Recycling APAC, ICIS; Crispian Lao, Commissioner, NATIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMISSION PHILIPPINES; Wilson Pandhika, Director, INDONESIAN PLASTICS RECYCLERS ASSOCIATION 

17:30 – 17:50: LIVE Q&A session and wrap up

8:30 – 8:50: Leading by example: Europe’s influence on the global market. Helen McGeough, Senior Analyst & Global Analyst Team Lead, ICIS
9:00 – 9:30: New EU Legislation on Recycled Plastic Food Contact Materials. Bastiaan Schupp, Legislative Officer – Food Contact Materials, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
9:40 – 10:20: LIVE SESSION: Fireside chat: Highlighting the relevance and lesson learnt from deposit schemes model. Matt Tudball, Senior Editor – Recycling, ICIS;  
Nicholas Hodac, Director General, UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe; Jodie Roussell, Committee Chair at CEFLEX and Senior Public Affairs Manager at NESTLE; 
Thomas Morgenstern, Vice President – Public Affairs, TOMRAMiks Stūrītis, Chairman of the Board, DIO
10:30 – 10:50: The evolution of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme: How is the industry adapting to rapid shifts and changing framework? Mike Jefferson, Manager, European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations (EPRO)
11:00 – 11:30: LIVE SESSION: Insight into Circular Economy Action plan with special focus on Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, Director General for Environment, European Commission
11:40 – 11:50: Understanding the commitment and priorities of the UN Treaty on Plastics Pollution. Leticia Carvalho, Head of Marine and Freshwater Branch, United Nations Environment Programme 
12:00 – 12:20: LIVE Q&A session and wrap up





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