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Boosting recycling through future-fit policies

The EU increasingly faces immense societal, environmental and climate challenges. These challenges cannot be met alone. The European recycling industries are uniquely placed to bridge circularity and climate-neutrality. Yet, the sector is increasingly challenged by regulations and policies that hinder its ability to tackle these societal challenges in partnership with the EU.

Join us for our high-level conference that will unite European policymakers and recycling experts from across the circular economy value chain. Together, we will discuss how Europe can go beyond circular through future-fit policies that not only accelerate the transition towards a climate-neutral economy, but stimulate sustainable growth, investment and local green jobs in Europe.

All sponsorship opportunities are described in the brochure below. Axelle Legros (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is available to answer any question you may have.

  • 08:30 – 09:00

    Registration and Welcome Coffee

    09:00 – 09:30

    Opening: What policy framework for a vibrant European circular economy?


    Emmanuel KATRAKIS

    | Secretary General of EuRIC



    | Head of Unit , From Waste to Resources (ENV. B.3), DG Environment, European Commission

    09:30 – 10:15

    Towards a global or local circular economy?


    Olivier FRANCOIS

    | President of EuRIC


    Roger MORTON

    | Managing Director for Technology, European Metal Recycling group (EMR)


    Kamila SLUPEK

    |Sustainability Director, EUROMETAUX

    10:15 – 10:30

    Fast-track e-waste shipments: Opportunities and roadblocks



    | Expert of the WKÖ – Sekundärrohstoffhandel to EuRIC

    10:30 - 11:00

    Coffee Break

    11:00 – 11:45

    How can the ESPR drive design for recycling?


    Tess POZZI

    | Institutional Affairs Manager, Derichebourg and EuRIC WEEE working group Chair


    Paolo FALCIONI

    |Director General, APPLiA


    Fanny RATEAU

    | Programme Manager, ECOS

    11:45 – 12:30

    Enhancing circularity of critical raw materials


    Keynote speaker:
    Maria NYBERG

    | Policy Officer – Raw Material, European Commission, DG GROW



    | Head of EU Affairs, Veolia


    Cecilia MATTEA

    | Batteries and Supply Chain Manager,  Transport & Environment

    12:30 – 14:00

    Networking Lunch

    14:00 – 15:00

    Parallel Sessions


    Unwrapping packaging- how to take recycling to the next level?


    Keynote speaker:

    | Policy Officer, From Waste to Resources (ENV.B.3), DG Environment, European Commission


    Sophie SICARD

    | President of the EuRIC Plastics Recycling Branch, PAPREC Group



    | Public Affairs Manager, EUROPEN


    Wolfgang RINGEL

    | Senior Vice President Group Public Affairs TOMRA


    EU Textiles Strategy: A formula for a truly circular economy?


    Keynote Speaker:
    Delara BURKHARDT

    | MEP S&D, Rapporteur Report on an EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles


    Valerie BOITEN

    | Senior Policy Officer, Ellen MacArthur Foundation


    Mariska Boer

    | EuRIC Textiles President, Boer Group


    Mauro SCALIA

    | Director Sustainable Business, EURATEX

    15:15 – 16:30

    EU funding opportunities to bring circular ideas to life.


    Main EU-funding programmes and key opportunities for recycling projects. Q&A


    Maria VERA_ DURAN

    |Project Officer, EuRIC


    Successful projects & their contribution to the CEAP & EU Green Deal


    Pascal LEROY

    | FutuRaM

    WEEE Forum


    Evelien DILS

    | SCIRT

    Project Manager Circular Economy, VITO


    Lucie PRINS

    | CIMPA

    Research Scientist, TNO




  • Online registration is now closed. Thank you!



When & Where

30 March 2023

08:30 - 16:30

Bluepoint (EinstEIN)
Bd Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Brussels

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