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6 November 2017 18:00-20:00OUIBar + KTCHN, Brussels


17:30 – Doors open

18:00 – Welcome

18:05 – Introductory keynote – GAIA International

***Storytelling interlude – Plastic waste GPS tracker, California***

18:20 – Session 1 – Global market outlook for plastics: What realities do we need to integrate in a EU Strategy on Plastics?

18:45 – Audience questions

18:55 – Session 2 – Working upstream: What are realistic measures for plastic reduction & better recycling capabilities in Europe?

19:15 – Audience questions

19:25 – Closing notes 

19:30 – Networking, Soup & Good ideas around the map of plastic exports that will be projected on the venue floor (Creative installation by Javier Viera Medina)

The venue

The event will take place at Oui Bar (Rue d’Idalie 35, 1050 Brussels), at the hearth of the European neighborhood, right next to Place du Luxembourg and the European Parliament.

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Hosted by

Plastic Recyclers Europe

Plastics Recyclers Europe was created in 1996 to represent plastics recyclers in Europe. Currently Plastics Recyclers Europe has more than 120 members from all over the EU and this number will continue to grow. 

In the first years of creation, PRE recycled 200 000 tonnes of plastic waste. Today this amount reached 2.5 million tonnes and will continue to grow.

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Rethink Plastic Alliance

Rethink Plastic is an alliance of leading European NGOs with one common aim: a future that is free from plastic pollution. We represent thousands of active groups, supporters and citizens in every EU Member State. We bring together policy and technical expertise from a variety of relevant fields and are part of the global Break Free From Plastic movement, consisting of over 800 NGOs and millions of citizens worldwide.

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Moderated by

Green Exchange@GreenXEurope

Green Exchange is an independent media channel for European audiences specialising in environmental issues. The team is currently producing a 15-episode podcast series on Ocean Plastic. The talkshow will be produced and co-hosted by their Chief Editor & Producer Camille Duran.