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European Circular Plastics Alliance

Tuesday 12th November 2019 - 12:00 AM

The European Association of Plastics Recycling (EPRO) is one of the first signatories, leading the way to a sustainable circular economy.

Brussels, November 2019 – More than 100 leading companies and associations in the plastics industry have signed a commitment in Brussels to promote the circular economy in Europe. Launched by the EU Commission, the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) plans to ensure the reuse of ten million tonnes of recycled plastics in new products by 2025. To do this, the Alliance brings together representatives from throughout the supply chain – from waste disposal and recycling companies to raw materials producers and processors, and even brand owners and retailers. The European Association of Plastics Recycling (EPRO) is one of the first signatories.

“With more than 20 years of experience in organising and implementing EPR systems for plastic packaging and agricultural films, which make up almost 70 percent of all plastic waste in Europe, we can be a key figure in the Circular Plastics Alliance,” said Francis Huysman, Chair of the EPRO. “We see the Alliance as a great initiative for taking plastics recycling to the next level. Business needs to make a concerted effort to use more recycled materials and to invest more in high-tech sorting systems and recycling plants. This is the only way to close the crucial gaps in an efficient circular economy.”


Circular Plastics Alliance video


Declaration of the Circular Plastics Alliance   (36 KB)


List of signatories CPA   (273 KB)



EPRO, the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations, is a pan-European partnership of 23 specialist organizations that are working to develop efficient solutions for the sustainable management of plastics resources.

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