RPC bpi recycled products was the headline sponsor of RECOUP’s Plastics Recycling Conference 2018, which took place on 27 September at the KingsGate Conference Centre, Peterborough. RECOUP, now in its 28th year, is the UK’s leading authority on plastics waste and resource management.
Over 20 speakers took part in this year’s conference. Mike Baxter, external affairs director at RPC bpi recycled products, is one of them. He said: “This year’s event had more relevance than ever to all stakeholders. We face an unprecedented raft of new regulations and legislation which will dramatically change the face of our industry and how we all operate. Everyone in our sector - recyclers, collectors, local authorities, brands, and retailers - will have to establish new and more co-operative business relationships if we are to rise to the challenge of issues such as ‘extended producer responsibility’, the circular economy, and higher targets. This year’s RECOUP conference provided this platform.”
Stuart Foster, CEO, RECOUP, said: “It is only through our member and sponsor support that we are able to provide a conference which brings the whole of the plastics recycling value chain together to discuss the issues facing the industry. The spotlight is certainly on plastics recycling and it continues to attract public and media attention. This also presents great opportunities for the industry to collaborate for the benefit of all links within the plastics recycling chain.”