European Plastics Converters, Belgium
Description of Organisation:
EuPC is the EU-level Trade Association representing plastic converters within Europe. EuPC focuses its activities on market development and managing issues that affect plastics converters in Europe - including Health and Safety, Environment, Trade, and Communication – to ensure that the industry’s interests are being both defended and promoted.
Main tasks in the project:
EuPC will bring in the Plastic Converters Industry and Packaging perspectives into the overall project. Specifically it will contribute with production data and trends (WP 1), provide best practice and identify gaps in the sector (WP 2) and link MARLISCO to its members, in particular for WP 2, WP 4 and WP 6.
EuPC has a vast experience in both EU and industry funded projects. These range from developing new methods and resources, training tools, and platforms for learning for the development of the plastics industry in Europe to environmental issues related to raw materials and wastes. As a matter of fact, this organisation has been following projects covering all the aspects targeting as an objective the move towards a recycling society. For instance, a key project being funded directly by the industry targets the issue of Marine Litter (plastics) in our oceans and methods for the collection and recycling of this waste. Several projects also include the improvement of the PET bottles design for recycling, the advancement in the use of plastic composites, the monitoring of the plastics recycling in Europe, the humanisation of auditing scheme for recyclers, as well as the dissemination and communication of best practices.
Alvaro Fernandez de Celis