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PolyCE January 2019 Newsletter

Dear reader,

It is safe to say that 2018 was marked by global commitments in tackling plastics pollution. Early in 2018, the European Commission pledged to fundamentally change the way Europe recycles plastics by drawing together plastics producers, users, and recyclers (see EU Plastics Strategy). 2019 seems to be equally, if not more exciting when it comes to seeing global commitments and actions being championed for a more sustainable future.

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PolyCE at Ecomondo 2019

Ecomondo, an international event that brings together all sectors of the circular economy, took place on November 5–8, 2018 in Rimini, Italy. Alessia Accili from ECODOM (one of PolyCE’s project partners) represented the project at the event, showcasing currently-developed project solutions that promote and facilitate EU’s transition towards circular WEEE plastic.
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First PolyCE Workshop on Plastics Recycling

The first PolyCE workshop took place on June 26th in Essen, Germany. The event was part of the project’s action plan for establishing a strategic convergence and collaboration of all actors operating across the plastics value chain.
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PolyCE Consumer Survey: Your feedback is much appreciated!

Calling all techies, tech shoppers and tech lovers to share their views on the Circular Economy and recycled plastics.
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PolyCE Plastics Recycling Workshop

PolyCE's pilot workshop will take place on 26th of June 2018 in Essen, Germany.
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PolyCE April 2018 Newsletter

2018 promises to be a decisive year for plastics. The UN Resolution to eliminate ocean plastic waste, the China ban on imported plastic waste, followed by the EU Commission’s Plastic Strategy are all examples of how institution and governments are taking a stand against plastic waste.
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PolyCE’s contribution to EU’s Plastics Strategy, A Reflection Paper

The European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy published by the EC on 16 January 2018 sets the vision of “a smart, innovative and sustainable plastics industry, where design and production fully respect the needs of reuse, repair and recycling (…)” . PolyCE will actively contribute to the implementation of this strategy for plastics from e-waste, one of the fastest growing waste streams.
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PolyCE at the 2017 World Circular Economy Forum

In June 2017 PolyCE was featured at the “Promoting Green Investments: Innovators Meet Investors” event during the World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki, Finland.
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PolyCE’s Participation in the LIFE Meeting on Plastics and the Circular Economy

PolyCE’s project partner University of Ghent attended the European Commission’s LIFE* platform meeting on plastics and the circular economy on September 21 - 22, 2017 in Athens.
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