2nd International Conference on a circular economy for plastics and textiles

Online – 15/12/2020 14:00

Covid-19 urged us to totally reschedule and reorganize the Second International Conference on a Circular Economy for Plastics and Textiles.

We are happy to present to you our adapted – yet equally interesting – program that will take place in a guaranteed corona proof online setting.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to this virtual conference.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Welcoming speech and opening of the congress

  • The aim of the European Green Deal and how it will be implemented
    Emmanuelle Maire, Head of Unit ENV.B1 ‘Sustainable Productions, Products and Consumption’
  • The way to circularity for the Plastics Industry in Europe
    Alexandre Dangis, EuPC
  • Digital Recycling
    Patrick Etesse, The Coca-Cola Company


  • A European Circular Strategy to support economic recovery
    Dirk Vantyghem, Euratex
  • Walk the talk. From cotton waste to new fibre on industrial scale with REFIBRA™ technology
    Sonja Zak, Lenzing

Postersession and B2B

Closing of the First congress day

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Supply textiles

  • ESG Green, Post-Consumer Recycled Denim Yarns and #hackyourjeans
    Julie Lietaer, European Spinning Group

Supply plastics

  • Unlocking the circularity of polystyrene
    Herman Van Roost, Styrenics Circular Solutions

Demand textiles

  • Design with the end in mind: the turning point
    Luca Bertamini, Aquafil

Demand textiles

  • The circular masterbatch: where the metals, plastics and textiles industry meet
    Wim De Vos, Campine


  • RETEX: recycling of textile waste streams
    Daniël Verstraete, Centexbel
  • Technology and solutions for plastics and fiber recycling
    Wolfgang Hermann, Erema

Postersession and B2B

Closing of the Second congress day

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