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Posted on June, 03 2015

IdentiPlast 2015

IdentiPlast was first organised by PlasticsEurope in 1997 in association with its international partners in the sector, spurred by the idea that there is a value in plastic waste which is too valuable to be thrown away. For the past 18 years, IdentiPlast has provided the audience with a forum where experience and know-how of identifying, sorting, recycling and recovery of plastics from different waste streams were shared.

After London, Madrid, Warsaw and Paris, IdentiPlast continued its tour in Europe and reached its latest destination: Rome on 29 and 30 April 2015.

IdentiPlast 2015 gathered leading international experts who shared their knowledge as to identify the key drivers to reach a zero plastics waste society and to analyse its role within the circular economy.

Why was it interesting to participate?
The European Commission is launching a flagship initiative to pave the way towards a circular economy as it prepares the ground "Towards a circular economy: a zero waste programme for Europe" to establish a common and coherent EU framework to promote the circular economy.

IdentiPlast 2015 provided a dynamic forum where delegates discussed and identified the challenges and opportunities that the circular economy initiative offers.

Furthermore, IdentiPlast 2015 showcased the latest cutting-edge advances in sorting, recycling and recovery technologies for plastics.

Who was the target audience?
The conference was open to all those with an interest in these fields and was particularly relevant to:

  • Local authorities and municipalities
  • Policy makers
  • Waste management organisations: collectors, dismantlers, shredders, sorters, etc
  • Plastics Recyclers, manufacturers, converters, compounders, etc
  • Equipment manufacturers and developers
  • Product designers and manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Academia and research institutes
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
The 2015 conference programme included the following topics:
  • The circular economy in Europe: collection, sorting and recycling of plastics
  • Waste legislation, including an update on implementing measures, at European and global level
  • Flagship initiatives for Zero Plastics to Landfill
  • How to accelerate landfill diversion in Europe?
  • Sharing best practices: from recycling to opportunities for biodegradable plastics
  • Waste management: identification, collection, treatment, sorting
  • Economic and environmental benefits
  • Retailers perspective on the circular economy.
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Find more information on the past IdentiPlast conferences below:
IdentiPlast 2013
28-29 November 2013
Paris, France


After London, Madrid and Warsaw, the next stop on IdentiPlast’s round-Europe tour was Paris. This 11th edition of IdentiPlast took place in the prestigious Economic, Social and Environmental Committee building, home of France’s consultative assembly and a focal point for public consultation. The event was themed on the ambitious goal of zero plastic landfill by 2020.

IdentiPlast 2012
6-7 November 2012
Warsaw, Poland


The 10th edition of IdentiPlast 2012 successfully brought together more than 170 European experts on plastics waste management. High profile guest speakers included Prof. Helmut Maurer, European Commission, DG Environment, MEP Boguslaw Sonik, representatives of the Polish Ministry of Environment, high level scientists and waste management experts.

IdentiPlast 2011
3-4 October 2011
Madrid, Spain

In 2011, IdentiPlast was held in coordination with ISFR, continued its tour of Europe and headed towards Madrid. IdentiPlast 2011 gathered leading international experts who shared their knowledge so as to identify the key drivers to reach a zero plastics waste society.

IdentiPlast 2010
8-10 November 2010
London, UK

More than 160 specialists, industry leaders, academics and European policy-makers attended IdentiPlast 2010 in London to share and discuss the latest advances and cutting-edge technologies on identification and sorting of plastics waste.

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MuseumsQuartier Vienna
Halle E+G
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna

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