The impact of the EU’s plastic waste trade: a Rethink Plastic alliance event in collaboration with MEP Cyrus Engerer

As all eyes are on the revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation, the Rethink Plastic alliance invites you to the European Parliament to this crucial hybrid event calling on the EU to implement a full ban on EU waste exports.

European Parliament, 11 May 12:00 – 14:00 (hybrid event)

What’s the impact of EU plastic waste trade and how can the EU end its damaging practices and achieve a circular economy?

As all eyes are on the revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation, the Rethink Plastic alliance invites you to the European Parliament to this crucial hybrid event calling on the EU to implement a full ban on EU plastic waste exports.

Agenda

12.00- 12.30: Light lunch provided
12.30 – 12.35: Welcome, introductory remarks from MEP Cyrus Engerer
12.35 – 12.45: Screening extract of documentary The Recycling Myth on illegal exports to Turkey
12.45 – 13.30: Speeches from:

  • Krista Shennum, Fellow, Human Rights Watch
  • Yuyun Ismawati, Founder of the Indonesian NGO Nexus 3 Foundation, Goldman Environmental Prize Winner 2009
  • Sedat Gündoğdu, Associate Professor, Cukurova University
  • Emmanuel Katrakis, Secretary General, EuRIC
  • Lauren Weir, Ocean Campaigner, Environmental Investigation Agency and the Rethink Plastic alliance

13:30 – 13:50: Q&A with the participants, moderated by the Rethink Plastic alliance
13:50 – 14:00 Closing remarks by MEP Cyrus Engerer

You can register here by 5 May. You can join the event online here.

For further information, contact news@rethinkplasticalliance.eu

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