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Chemical recycling: what is the state of play globally?

Energy, climate change and the environment


Chemical recycling: what is the state of play globally?


Chemical recycling is increasingly being featured in the discussions around plastic waste generation globally as one of the potential solutions to address this challenge. Various chemical recycling technologies have emerged in recent years that are at different levels of development. There is growing investment interest in this group of technologies as demonstrated by various recent announcements across the globe for collaborations and joint ventures or the development of new plastic recycling plans. The objective of this event will be to discuss the state of play of chemical recycling technologies globally, the challenges and opportunities offered by such solutions. Reference will also be made about existing barriers for further upscaling such technologies (market, economic, policy), policy approaches globally and potential trade-offs.

Issues to be discussed:

  • State of play (technology, policy) globally
  • Challenges and opportunities linked to different chemical recycling technologies
  • Existing market, economic and policy barriers
Vasileios Rizos Vasileios Rizos
Vasileios Rizos

Research Fellow and Head of Sustainable Resources and Circular Economy

Speakers list
Vasileios Rizos

Research Fellow & Head of Sustainable Resources and Circular Economy, CEPS

Roh Pin Lee

Head of Technology Assessment Division at the Institute of Energy Process Engineering & Chemical Engineering, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Outi Teräs

Head of Technology Commercialization, Neste Corporation

Adrian Da Costa

Global Business Development Director, Advanced Recycling and Circular Polymers, ExxonMobil

Mattia Comotto

Circular Economy & Sustainability Project Manager, Aquafil

Janek Vahk

Climate, Energy and Air Pollution Coordinator, Zero Waste Europe