Household plastic waste: can we collect more for advanced recycling?

Household plastic waste: can we collect more for advanced recycling?

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Join the TRANSFORM:CE partners for an Interactive workshop with key stakeholders in the single use plastic waste management sector.

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“Can we increase capture rates of single use plastic and use it for advanced technologies whilst reducing disposal costs?”

This online discussion hosted by TRANSFORM-CE, an Interreg North West Europe project, aiming at TRANSFORMing single use plastic waste into valuable products and creating a Circular Economy business model.

Initial research carried out by TRANSFORM-CE project has estimated that 6 million tonnes of plastics is lost to disposal routes in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany and Belgium.

In this webinar we will provide key insights from our research into collection systems and the available supply of single use plastic, as well as opportunities to divert this valuable resource from existing disposal routes.

In dedicated breakout rooms, we will host four separate workshops, one for each partner region hosted in Dutch, English, French and German. This will provide a unique opportunity to reflect on the research results and explore opportunities with other key stakeholders in the sector. The aim will be to determine how individual nations and municipalities can increase the capture of these plastics, reducing carbon emissions the reliance on virgin raw materials.

Attendees will be sent a briefing paper in their own language prior to the webinar on the results of our research.

Programme (times are in British Summer Time (BST))

10.00– 10.15 Introduction

An overview of the results from TRANSFORM-CE research on plastic collection mechanisms and plastic volumes analysis (in English)

10.15 – 11.00 Workshop

There will be a separate break out room, one in English, one in German, one in Dutch and one in French, to focus on addressing the question relevant to that country:

  • What is the trend for plastics arising upto 2030?
  • Can we increase the capture rate and what will happen to the extra plastic?
  • How can reward recognition and penalties influence capture rate?

11.00 – 11.20 Sharing insight

Sharing of the conclusions from the breakout sessions in English (key findings/conclusions from the event will be distributed to attendees in their regional language after the event)

11.20 – 11.25 next steps

What are the TRANSFORM:CE team doing in regard to a Circular Economy roadmap and Long-Term policy uptake

11.30 close

Target audience

Local authorities, Waste Management companies, central and regional government andd professional bodies


TRANSFORM-CE is a partnership between 9 partners from the public, private and research sectors from the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. More information about TRANSFORM-CE on the website:

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