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Posted on July, 14 2016

IdentiPlast - the International Conference on Collection, Sorting and Recycling of Plastics – provides the world’s most comprehensive platform on the exchange of know-how between the plastics industry, regulators, academia and waste management practitioners from around the globe. This year’s conference focuses on the particular challenges presented by the Circular Economy to "new” European member states and other countries in the process of modernising their waste management infrastructure. Through the sharing of best practice the intent is accelerate the drive to efficient waste management and a more Circular Economy.
The venue is set for Vienna which is ideally placed in bringing together EU officials and regional players in the fields of collection, sorting, recycling and recovery of plastics from Europe and the rest of the world.

Since the organisation of the first IdentiPlast conference in 1997 (Brussels), PlasticsEurope has been a leader in creating an environment for the sharing of best practice and knowledge in the management of plastics through its life cycle at capital city venues around Europe: London, Paris, Brussels, Madrid, Warsaw or Rome and for 2017 in Vienna.

The programme is currently being finalised and will build on the successful format of previous IdentiPlast events, there will be 4 blocks of presentations and discussions each day:

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

  • Circular Economy from a European perspective
  • Waste Management Practices in Cities
  • Treatment & Sorting, Identification
  • Recycling
In the evening
  • Networking Dinner

Thursday, 23 February 2017
  • Panel Discussion: Global Perspective
  • Energy RecoveryInnovation
  • Value Chain Perspectives
Friday, 24 February 2017
  • Waste Management Company Site Visit  
250 plus participants are expected to attend IdentiPlast in the Austrian capital at a leading venue set in the heart of Vienna’s Museum Quarter (MQ), the "winter riding hall” of the former imperial stables. This venue has excellent conference and exhibition facilities and is just a 16 minute rail journey from the airport.

Registration for the two-day conference will open with early bird offers from September until October with the public sector and academia benefiting from competitive pricing for the conference and networking evening.

Hallen E+G,  © MQW, Foto Rupert Steiner

Note: PlasticsEurope has for many years been the leader in promoting the industry’s flagship initiative of "Zero Plastics to Landfill”. See

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