It is a great honour for me to have been appointed Chairman of the BIR Plastics Committee and to present my first report for the Plastics Mirror in my new role. I am fully committed to serving the Plastics Committee to the best of my ability and look forward to fulfilling this position with passion and enthusiasm. Please feel free to share with me your thoughts and ideas. I hope that I will meet many of you at our upcoming World Recycling Convention in Singapore. As for the market situation, prices in Europe for regranulate have been relatively stable, changes in the plastics recycling industry are continuing, and the exporting of plastic waste is becoming more difficult owing to stricter regulations. And there are many new trends aimed at the circular economy.
European prices for PE, PP, PS and PET regranulate have remained relatively stable in recent times, but the expectation is for some types to embark on an upward trend in the coming months.
Henk Alssema , Vita Plastics (NLD), Chairman of the BIR Plastics Committee