ACR+ / DSD Conference "Towards a Green Circular Economy"

From 29 September 2015 10:30 until 29 September 2015 18:00
Posted by Debora Paolini (ACR+)
Categories: ACR+ Events
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ACR+ and DSD organised the conference entitled “Towards a Green Circular Economy: EPR and its role for post-consumer plastics” on 29 September 2015 in Brussels.

Over the last decades, the principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has played a central role and has proven to be an effective policy tool to foster the recovery of plastic waste and the eco-design of products and therefore support a more sustainable management of post-consumer plastics.

However, the development of a Circular Economy for post-consumer plastics is no easy task, as it requires changes throughout the whole life-cycle of products and a constructive dialogue of all actors involved.

The conference focused on the following questions:

  • What is the role of consumers regarding sustainable management of plastics?
  • What is the role of retailers, recyclers and producers?
  • What are major barriers to the eco-design of plastics materials and products?
  • How can high quality recycling be achieved?
  • What is needed to boost the European market for secondary raw materials?
  • Which political framework is required to fit post-consumer plastics into a Circular Economy?

In the context of the relaunch of the Circular Economy Package, the ACR+ / DSD conferencebrought together experts from industry, politics, NGOs and science to discuss these questions, present best-practice examples and elaborate on the potentials of EPR implementation and sustainable management of post-consumer plastics. 

You can download the programme here.

You can download the conference report here.

You will find here the presentation from all keynotes:


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