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Press Release: Best Recycled Plastic Product Award 2017

Posted on January, 11 2017

Best Recycled Plastic Product Award 2017 winners will be chosen and announced at IdentiPlast 2017.   This prestigious award recognises innovation and sustainability in products and designs made from recycled plastics within the UK and Europe.  Short listed in 2017 in the Product category are entries from the UK, Germany and Spain while the Design category includes entries from Spain and Ireland.  

Creating increased and sustained demand for recycled plastics in products is essential to improve resource efficiency and highlight the possibilities within the market place.   Aspirational circular economy systems need strong and consistent demand from the consumer for more products made from recycled plastic materials and showcasing the products available across the UK and Europe helps to stimulate that demand.  

Peter Sundt, EPRO, Secretary General, stated that "the EPRO award for best recycled plastic product is meant as an inspiration not only for the participants of this competition, but for everyone in society doing their little extra effort to bring us closer to a circular economy. We will then all be winners."

Stuart Foster, RECOUP’s CEO states that ‘there are so many fantastic applications and products now using recycled plastic, and we need to be making much more noise about it.  Foster notes that "this competition enables the industry to further demonstrate their commitment and work in Corporate Social Responsibility, and help consumers to understand the outcomes of their plastic recycling efforts more fully”.  

The judges were impressed both the number of entries and how many of products showed long term sustainability and innovation.   All the delegates at IdentiPlast 2017 will have an opportunity to view the short-listed products and vote on the winning entry on the first day of the Conference, on Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 with the award being presented at the Conference dinner. 

The short-listed entries in the Product category (view the 5 entries here) are;

  • Counterplas, with the Loft stilt
  • INCOPLAS sa/nv, with the EUR range of bottles made from HDPE circular compound
  • Papier-Mettler, with reusable bags for life made from back of store waste
  • Roofeco System SL, with an engineered modular rooftile system
  • SP-Berner with the Venus outdoor furniture range
There are two short-listed entries in the Design category (view the 2 entries here) from;
  • Mi-bin Ltd the Mi-bin multifunctional intelligent bin
  • SP-Berner the Miami Set self-assembly outdoor furniture
This award shows businesses and public sector organisations just some of the products that are now available to purchase across Europe with green credentials.   This clearly indicates how the industry is putting into action closed loop projects which consequently tick green procurement boxes and the environmental benefits that this brings.

Editors Notes;
The 2015 EPRO Best Recycled Plastic Product winner was the HAG Capisco modular chair


2015 EPRO Best Recycled Plastics Product: The HÅG Capisco modular chair is made of recycled materials, and designed for easy disassemble without using specific tools. HÅG is a brand of © Scandinavian Business Seating.  

RECOUP details;
RECOUP are a member based not for profit organisation working to promote plastics recycling. 
RECOUP is the UK’s leading authority on plastics waste and resource management, providing expertise and guidance to a wide range of clients across the plastics supply, use and disposal chain.
RECOUP works with many other leading international plastics recycling organisations to ensure that it stimulates the implementation of the latest best practices and developments world-wide.  

Contact for the European Award:
For further information, contact Anne Hitch at RECycling Of Used Plastics Limited,
+ 44 (0) 1733 375676, or anne.hitch@recoup.org.   

EPRO, the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations (www.epro-plasticsrecycling.org), is a pan-European partnership of specialist organisations that can develop and deliver efficient solutions for the sustainable management of plastics waste, now and for the future. EPRO members are working to optimise national effectiveness through international co-operation: by studying successful approaches, evaluating different solutions and examining obstacles to progress. By working together EPRO members can achieve synergies that will increase efficient plastics recycling and recovery. Currently 19 organisations in 14 European countries, South Africa and Canada are represented in EPRO.  

IdentiPlast 2017; is the13th international Conference on the Recycling and Recovery of Plastics information and registration for the event is available at www.identiplast.eu

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