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.
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08:30 – 09:00
Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00 – 09:30
Opening: What policy framework for a vibrant European circular economy?
| 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?
| President of EuRIC
| Managing Director for Technology, European Metal Recycling group (EMR)
|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
11:00 – 11:45
How can the ESPR drive design for recycling?
| Institutional Affairs Manager, Derichebourg and EuRIC WEEE working group Chair
|Director General, APPLiA
| Programme Manager, ECOS
11:45 – 12:30
Enhancing circularity of critical raw materials
| Policy Officer – Raw Material, European Commission, DG GROW
| Head of EU Affairs, Veolia
| Batteries and Supply Chain Manager, Transport & Environment
12:30 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:00
Unwrapping packaging- how to take recycling to the next level?
| Policy Officer, From Waste to Resources (ENV.B.3), DG Environment, European Commission
| President of the EuRIC Plastics Recycling Branch, PAPREC Group
| Public Affairs Manager, EUROPEN
| Senior Vice President Group Public Affairs TOMRA
EU Textiles Strategy: A formula for a truly circular economy?
| MEP S&D, Rapporteur Report on an EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles
| Senior Policy Officer, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
| EuRIC Textiles President, Boer Group
| 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
Project Manager Circular Economy, VITO
Research Scientist, TNO
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