UK Plastics Reprocessing conference programme

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The UK Plastics Reprocessing conference will take place on 13 November

Developing domestic plastics reprocessing capacity is an essential part of the circular economy – join key members of the supply chain to find solutions and access the opportunities of the infrastructure challenge.

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM

Welcome and introduction

Richard McKinlay, head of consulting, Axion

9:40 AM - 10:05 AM

Answers from the consultations and next steps

10:05 AM - 10:30 AM

Laying down the capacity challenge – what does the market need to do to meet the targets?

Peter Maddox, director, WRAP

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

How Veolia is responding to changing policies, market conditions, technical developments.

Richard Kirkman, chief technology and innovation officer, Veolia

10:55 AM - 11:10 AM

Questions and discussion

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM


11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

What challenges are we currently facing with plastics recycling and what solutions and partnerships do we see emerging?

Jo Padwick, business transformation manager, Lucozade Ribena Suntory

11:55 AM - 12:20 PM

Plastics rPET producer – responses to DRS, EPR and how to meet recycling commitments.

Kinza Sutton, head of public affairs and sustainability, Europe, Plastipak

12:20 PM - 12:45 PM

Why larger and sustainable markets for recycled plastics must be found.

Mike Baxter, external affairs director, RPC bpi group

12:45 PM - 1:10 PM

Panel discussion

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Aiming for excellence - Welsh policies and strategies to accelerate the shift to a circular economy.

Sue Jay, sector specialist, WRAP

2:20 PM - 2:45 PM

New business models for success in the circular economy and the advantages over traditional linear economics.

Keith Freegard, Keith Freegard Consulting

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Industry debate - what do we need to do to generate an environment to encourage investment into reprocessing infrastructure?

Hugh Unwin, co head bioenergy division, Greencoat Capital LLP

Adrian Hawkes, policy director, Valpak

3:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Refreshments (1)

3:55 PM - 4:15 PM

Development projects and the shape of future capacity investment

Nick Cliffe, head of advanced materials, Innovate UK

4:15 PM - 4:35 PM

Cracking the mixed plastics problem, using pyrolysis for polymer outputs

Adrian Haworth, market strategy consultant, Recycling Technologies

4:35 PM - 4:55 PM

Chemical recycling of mixed waste plastic – current results and projected development

Cloé Ragot, head of policy and sustainability, Plastic Energy

4:55 PM - 5:00 PM

Chairman’s round-up and next steps

The UK Plastics Reprocessing conference will take place on 13 November in London. Click here to book your ticket.

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