Interview with Ton Emans, President of Plastics Recyclers Europe and MD CeDo (plastics manufacturer)

Ton Emans is possibly the most influential man in plastics in Europe. His powerful advocacy comes from his vision and leadership experience in manufacturing. He is incisive and persuasive in arguing the case how plastics and industry must change with significant and rapid increases in recycled content in plastics packaging and products. He has been [...]

2021-02-15T10:07:19+10:00August 31st, 2018|Churchill Fellowship, Plastics|0 Comments

Interview with Alexandre Dangis, MD and Founder European Plastics Converters

(‘converters’ are manufacturers who make finished or semi-finished products, such as parts for vacuum cleaners, sometimes on behalf of brand owners) Alexandre Dangis is another key strategist and influencer in Europe and until 2018 was also the MD of Plastics Recycler’s Europe. He makes some astonishing revelations on the fact that the EU plastics recyclers [...]

2020-11-04T01:36:56+10:00August 31st, 2018|Churchill Fellowship, Recycling|0 Comments

Interview with Monika Romanska, Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance (representing all packaging, no durables)

  Monika Romanska is a pan-European expert on the myriad of packaging collections and scope of EPR schemes in EU and UK. She has impressive knowledge of different packaging formats and the challenges of EPR and container deposit schemes (CDS), and variable pricing for different packaging according to cost/complexity of reprocessing. We discuss the fundamental [...]

2020-11-04T01:37:04+10:00July 30th, 2018|Churchill Fellowship, Packaging|0 Comments

Interview with Hugo-Maria Schally, Head of Unit, Circular Economy Strategy, European Commission (EUC)

Hugo Schally is a seasoned negotiator of policies that deliver results. With colleagues in governments and industry he has helped steer Europe to be a world leader on Circular Economy policies, strategies, regulations, targets and effective measures. From introducing the EU Ecolabel for products, to bans on bags and straws, it has been a long [...]

AEB Amsterdam Waste to Energy Incinerator and van Werven Plastics Recycler

The best way to understand is to see, hear and smell – to really be there. On Thursday as part of my Churchill Trust fellowship we had tours and meetings with managers of both AEB Amsterdam Waste to Energy Incinerator and van Werven Plastics Recycler. Incinerators exist in The Netherlands because the country has closed [...]

2020-11-04T01:37:19+10:00April 29th, 2018|Churchill Fellowship, Energy, Recycling|0 Comments

A great honour – the Churchill Fellowship Award

Plastics recycling for a circular economy and sustainable future A day of great honour at Victoria's beautiful Government House, November 2017, and the confirmation of a forthcoming journey - to engage with world leaders who design and deliver effective programs for plastics, especially plastics recycling and reprocessing for a more circular economy. It was a [...]

2020-11-04T01:37:36+10:00April 19th, 2018|Churchill Fellowship|0 Comments
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