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IdentiPlast – the International Conference on Collection, Sorting and Recycling of Plastics

22. február. 2017 - 24. február. 2017

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 sharing of best practices the intent is to 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.

Draft Programme

Day 1 – Wednesday 22 February

09:00 Registration

10:00 Opening
Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director, PlasticsEurope

Christian Holzer, Director General of Waste Management, Federal Ministry of Environment, Austria

10:15 Keynotes
Circular Economy: an opportunity for the plastics industry
Maurits van Tol, Senior Vice President Innovation and Technology, Borealis Group, Austria

The New Plastics Economy
Rob Opsomer, Lead, New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation (United Kingdom)

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Circular Economy: Where do we stand today?
The EU Circular Economy package
Hugo-Maria Schally, Head of Unit, Eco-Innovation and Circular Economy, Dir A Green Economy – DG Environment, European Commission

Divert from landfill – How to achieve?
Helge Wendenburg, Federal Ministry of Environment, Germany

12:20 Panel Discussion
EU legislation and waste management implementation
Panel will be composed of waste practitioners from the regions
Moderator: Jacki Davis, Brussels-based Journalist
  • Jakub Bator – Member of Board of Krakow Municipal Holding, Waste-to-Energy Plant, Poland
  • Gordana Pehnec-Pavlovic, Executive Secretary, Croatian Chamber of Economy, Croatia
  • Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government, United Kingdom
  • Helge Wendenburg, Federal Ministry of Environment, Germany
  • Yavuz Eroğlu, President, PAGEV – Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation

13:15 Lunch and networking

14:30 The Circular Economy Package – how to achieve the targets?
Approaches for implementation and measures
Nina Maier, Chair of the „Interest Group Plastics“ of the European Network of Environment Protection Agencies
Capacities needed in recycling today and in the future
Antonino Furfari, Managing Director, Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) – tbc

Capacities needed in energy-from-waste today and in the future
Ella Stengler, Managing Director, Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP)

The role of resource efficiency and eco-innovation for a Sustainable Circular Economy
Reinhold W. Lang, Head of Institute for Polymeric Materials and Testing, University of Linz, Austria

15:15 Waste Management in Practice: from global to local
Towards a wasteless future: The case of plastics
Antonis Mavropoulos, President, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)

EPR schemes in Italy
Antonio Ciotti, Vice Chairman, Corepla, Italy

Twinning projects
Georg Rebernig, Managing Director, EAA – Environment Agency Austria

16:00 Coffee Break

16:20 Q&A: Pull factors and opportunities for recycling
Questions from the audience to the panel
Moderator: Jacki Davis, Brussels-based Journalist

  • Hugo-Maria Schally, Head of Unit, Eco-Innovation and Circular Economy – Dir A Green Economy – DG Environment, European Commission
  • Carlos de Los Llanos, Director Sorting and Recycling, Eco-Emballages, France
  • Herman van Roost, Business Development Manager Recycling, TOTAL, Belgium
  • Michael Scriba, Managing Director, MTM plastics, Germany
  • Harald Pilz, Senior Advisor, denkstatt, Austria

16:50 Wrap up of Day 1
Christoph Scharff, CEO, Altstoff Recycling Austria AG, ARA, Austria

17:00 Formal close: Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director, PlasticsEurope

19:00 Welcome in Vienna – MuseumsQuartier, Halle E+G
Vienna City representative – tbc, Austria

EPRO Awards Ceremony

19:30 Networking Dinner
Opening by one of the main sponsors


Day 2 – Thursday 23 February
08:30 Registration

08:45 Opening and overview of the day
Eva Maria Bieda, Sustainability & Advocacy Director, Dow Europe, Switzerland

09:00 Circular Economy around the Globe
Plastics waste management in the U.S.A.
Craig Cookson, Director Sustainability & Recycling Plastics Division, American Chemistry Council (ACC), United States

Plastic waste management in Japan
Akihiro Izumi, Director, Plastic Waste Management Institute (PWMI), Japan

Challenges of waste management in an emerging country
Yağmur Cengiz, General Manager, National Packaging Waste Recycling Enterprise (PAGCEV), Turkey

Questions & Answers

10:00 Identification – Sorting – Treatment
Moderator: Antonino Furfari, Plastics Recycling Europe (PRE)

Automated solution for modern waste sorting
Hendrik Beel, Managing Director, RTT Steinert GmbH, Germany

Innovation separation of mixed polyolefins for improved recycling
Steven Burns, Development Manager, Impact Solutions, UK

Sorting, treatment and processing of packaging waste
Clemens Pues, Sales Director, Tönsmeier Wertstoffe, Germany

Questions & Answers

11:00 Networking break

11:30 Opportunities and solutions for advanced recycling and production utilisation
Moderator: Michael Scriba, Managing Director, mtm plastics, Germany

Recycling, Reuse, Remanufacturing
Andy Whyle, Environment & Sustainability Specialist, Ricoh UK Products Limited (RPL), UK

Recycling to new corrugated PP packaging
Giovanni Bressan, Purchasing Manager, Karton SpA, Italy

Plastics recycling in the value chain
Gerald Rebitzer, Sustainability Director, Amcor Flexibles, Switzerland

Multilayer Technology vs. recycling challenges
Karlheinz Hausmann, R&D Fellow Sustainability Technology Leader Packaging, DuPont Performance Materials (Switzerland)

Use of recycled plastics in automotive
Uwe Ruster, Lead Engineer, Recycled/Sustainable Materials, Adam Opel AG, Germany

How design supports recycling
Jochen Hertlein, Sustainability and Lean Packaging Manager, Nestec (Switzerland)

From Standard to „made to measure“ re-pellets
Gerold Breuer, Head of Marketing & Business Devolpment, EREMA Group, Austria

13:00 Lunch Break

13:45 French project on economic instruments to help the development of recycling
Claire Dadou-Willmann, Executive Officer, 2ACR, Association Alliance Chimie Recyclage, France

Future technologies
Moderator: Peter Sundt, Secretary General, European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations (EPRO)

Feedstock Recycling
Up-Cycling of fully fluorinated polymers
Ina Vrancken, Marketing Manager General Industry, 3M, Germany

Plastic to Chemicals as part of Indaver’s Molecule Management
Erik Moerman, Business Development Manager Industrial Services, Indaver, Belgium

Energy Recovery
Energy recovery from SRF
Geert Cuperus, European Recovered Fuel Organisation (ERFO) – tbc

MSWIs in a Residential Neighborhood: Solutions to Technological, Social and Environmental
Michael Kotschan, Head of Unit, Plant Manager of Incinerators at Spittelau and Flötzersteig (Vienna) – tbc

Questions & Answers

15:15 Beyond Waste Management towards Circular Economy
Moderator: Harald Pilz, Senior Consultant denkstatt

Short standing panel debate with the following panellists:
  • Klaus Wittstock, Head of Industry Advocacy & Environmental Policy, BASF SE, Germany, talking about resource efficiency
  • Philippe Diercxsens, Environment Manager, Danone Waters, Belgium
  • Karl Kienzl, Deputy Managing Director, EAA – Environment Agency Austria talking about priority area plastics within the action plan
  • Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, SUEZ UK talking about recycling and recovery
15:45 Wrap-up IdentiPlast 2017
Terry McCormack, Leader Corporate Sustainable Development, LyondellBasell, UK and Chairman of PlasticsEurope Waste Management Group

16:00 Close of conference and outlook on the future


Day 3 – Friday 24 February  (optional)


08:45 Bus pick up
(from 3 hotels: Mercure Josefshof, K+K Maria Theresia, NH Hotel Wien City)

Guided tours:
Vienna Waste Logistics Center at Vienna, Pfaffenau (MSWI not included)

Saubermacher’s Splitting Plant for commercial plastic waste in Vienna
(with separate collection, there is no further sorting of plastics from mixed household waste), Oberlaa

Snack lunch

„Hundertwasser-Incinerator” with energy recovery for both distant heating & distant cooling, Vienna Spittelau

14:30 End of tour (Bus ride back to City Center)




22. február. 2017
24. február. 2017

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MuseumsQuartier Vienna