About us

Plastics Recyclers Europe was created in 1996 to represent plastics recyclers in Europe. It is located at Schuman in the heart of the European District in Brussels.
When created the association had 7 members. 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.

PRE consists of Working Groups. Working Groups were set up, in order to represent particular interest groups - depending on the type of the polymer or type of waste processed. These are so called vertical groups. There are also 3 horizontal groups which interact and liaise with the vertical groups. Their aim is to strengthen the PRE’s structure and allow for communication between all of the groups. 

 Plastics Recyclers Europe Management Committee constitutes 13 members.

Latest news

Innovation and enhanced collection and sorting systems key for closing the loop

Following its creation on 25 October 2016, PCEP’s founding partners, the European Plastics Converters, PlasticsEurope and Plastics Recyclers Europe agreed on a joint mission to advance the circular economy by increasing the reuse and recycling of polyolefin based products and the use of recyclates as raw material. 

The first Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS) exhibition and conference held recently in Amsterdam, The Netherlands attracted visitors, exhibitors and speakers from across Europe and beyond, and has been acclaimed by all as an outstanding success.