Review: Trends in the virgin and recycled PET market: How can recyclability, circularity and sustainability be realised?

Online conference May 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm CEST

The seventh PETinar organised by PETplanet Insider took place on May 6, 2022. PETplanet invited two experts to talk about trends and chances for recyclability, circularity and sustainability of PET and rPET.

You can download the presentations here:

Casper W.G.M. van den Dungen (Poly Recycling AG, Plastics Recyclers Europe): Driving circularity of the PET industry in Europe

Dr Paolo Glerean (Aliplas): Plastic future is circular


Casper W.G.M. van den Dungen, Poly Recycling AG Group Business Development Recycling Director & Vice President Plastics Recyclers Europe

Casper’s activity in PET recycling reaches back more than 30 years. He is accountable for Poly Recycling since 2000 and worked in multiple concepts producing food grade rPET. He is VP of and jointly founded the European Plastics Recyclers Association, EuPR, in 1997 (now called Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE)) and Chairman of the Working Group PET. He jointly founded the EPBP in 2008 and became member of the steering board and the technical committee. Since 2013 he is part of the Technical Committee and BoD at Petcore Europe. His RecyClass and Eucertplast activities are the last two new developments which contribute to improve the route to circularity. PET recycling is since more than 30 year his work and his hobby.

Dr Paolo Glerean, Head of Sales and Marketing Business Development and Institutional Affairs at Aliplas

Dr Paolo Glerean is Head of Sales and Marketing Business Development and Institutional Affairs at Aliplast spa, Ospedaletto di Istrana (TV), Italy, from 2011 to present. Since 2012 Paolo is Board Member at Plastics Recyclers Europe Association and chair of the RecyClass Platform. He is also member at the European Plastics Converters Packaging Excom and the Assorimap (Italian plastics Recyclers Association). Since 2015, he serves Petcore Europe as Co-Chair of the PET Trays Working Group. He was former President and Vice-President of PET Sheet Europe (EuPC industry group).

Event Moderator: Ruari McCallion, Editor, PETplanet

Ruari McCallion has been writing on business matters, manufacturing especially, for over a quarter of a century. He has been a contributing editor to PETplanet Insider since 2008 and is an experienced moderator, chairman and presenter of business seminars and webinars, in the UK, Europe and the USA. He is also a founding director of Industrio Ltd, editor of the UK Manufacturing Review and a contributing editor to eureka!, which is published by Cat Lift Trucks Europe.