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A new dawn: can the EU adapt to global plastic recycling realities?

In the light of the Chines ban on plastic waste imports, let’s explore the future of plastic waste markets, in talk show not like the others.

40% of the plastics collected for recycling in Europe are exported.

In light of China’s upcoming ban on plastic waste imports, how will the EU Strategy on Plastics integrate the global realities of plastic waste markets?

What could be realistic measures for plastic waste reduction and better recycling capabilities in Europe?

Join prominent global speakers for an enlightening discussion.



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)


Moderated by Green Exchange

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.

When ?
06 November 2017 - 18:00
Where ?
OUIBAR + KTCHN, Rue d’Idalie 35
How much ?
Rethink Plastic