Key actions voor de EU strategy on plastics

18 januari 2017

On the 8th and 9th of December 2016, approximately 300 particpants gathered to contribute to the development of the European Strategy on Plastics. The EU Conference on Plastics was a highly intriguing and energizing conference with an (inter)active programme, numerous rich discussions, engaging speakers and collective eagerness to sustain momentum: let’s keep this going!
 
Ambitions and expectations are high! A future with less plastic waste, with greater focus on new ways to (re)use plastics and on better design to reduce the application of plastic in products, is a future that we all visualized. And more…!  Around 30 successful business cases and issues were discussed at the roundtable sessions. Participants felt inspired and triggered. In those two days, we witnessed the power of collective thinking and action. We saw stakeholders from distinct parts of the plastics value chain come together to bring about change. Stakeholders shared their expertise and experiences, and co-created possibilities to realize a more rapid and through transition towards a Circular Plastics Economy.
 
Everyone agreed: the EU Conference on Plastics was a very good start to accelerate a circular plastic transition. So again: we have to carry on!
 
We treasure the efforts and contribution! We fully exploited the value of having so many committed stakeholders in the room and together we made the EU Conference on Plastics a huge success. Check out the aftermovie of the EU conference on plastics HERE!  

Please download here the KEY ACTIONS for EU STRATEGY ON PLASTICS in pursue of a Circular Plastics Economy. The output of the roundtable discussions will serve as input for the EU Strategy on Plastics, will form the basis of our national policy and of the transition agenda on plastics, which is part of the Circular Economy Programme.  All participants of the EU conference on Plastics are invited to stay (pro)active in this transition and the follow up actions. We will facilitate this by means of stakeholder meetings both at the national (march 2017) and European level (april 2017), and by directly involving participants who have contributed to the roundtable discussions during the conference. 

You, as dedicated stakeholder can also be proactive in this transition, please do so! 
The presentors & facilitators of 4 roundtable discussions arranged already their own follow up:

Download the video message of Frans Timmermans and find all presentations of (guest) speakers here. Also the video of the “Beyond Plastic Innovation Showcase” and  “Plastic Trendwatch Academy ” are available: