Judging Panel Announced for 2022 Awards

Organisers of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 have extended the entry deadline for all seven award categories until Friday 18 March 2022. To complete your online #PRAE2022 award entry, simply visit: https://www.prseventeurope.com/prse2022/en/page/awards-2022. The judging panel for the 2022 awards has also been revealed.

The seven award categories are:

• Plastics Recycling Ambassador

• Building & Construction Product

• Automotive, Electrical or Electronic Product

• Household & Leisure Product

• Plastic Packaging Product

• Product Technology Innovation

• Recycling Machinery Innovation

Brand owners, plastic product manufacturers, retailers, product designers, packaging producers, raw material producers, plastics recycling machine producers and suppliers of recycled plastic products from across the whole value chain are invited to enter.

Award winners in recent years have included diverse and innovative brands such as Arçelik, Ampacet, Danone, Deutsche Telekom, DS Smith, EREMA, GreenMatter, Interseroh, Mondi, Philips, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt, Samsonite and Volvo Cars.

Flor Peña Herron, Senior Sustainability & Circular Economy Manager EMEA at Avery Dennison, who was named Plastics Recycling Ambassador 2021 has joined the awards judging panel for 2022. Her fellow judges include three other previous winners of the Plastics Recycling Ambassador Award: Kim Ragaert Associate Professor in Circular Plastics at Maastricht University; Gian de Belder, Technical Director, R&D Packaging Sustainability at Procter & Gamble and Willemijn Peeters CEO of Searious Business. They join Ton Emans, President of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE); Karen Laird, Editor of Sustainable Plastics and Rune Thoralfsson, Owner and Director of plastic film recycler Norfolier GreenTec AS.

Entries for the awards will now close on Friday, 18 March 2022. Shortlisted finalists will be announced at a live online ceremony in April. Winners will be presented with their awards on the second day of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) taking place at the RAI, Amsterdam 22-23 June 2022. All finalists will be showcased in a dedicated display area at PRSE.

The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe are organised jointly by Plastics Recyclers Europe and Crain Communications, organisers of PRSE. EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen GmbH, Fimic SRL and Tomra Sorting Recycling are platinum sponsor of the 2022 Awards.

Detailed criteria and qualifying features for each category are available on the website. https://prseventeurope.com/prse2022/en/page/enter

For video highlights of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2021 visit: https://youtu.be/t5wqSctVx2E

The Plastics Recycling Show is a pan-European, free-to-attend exhibition and a conference designed specifically for plastics recycling professionals. It brings together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors to showcase innovative technology, share best practice, network and do business. A broad cross-section of the industry is represented at the event including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists and industry associations.

For more information and online entry to the Plastics Recycling Awards 2022 visit: https://prseventeurope.com