On Wednesday, September 25th, took place the 5th Day organized by ANARPLA and ECOEMBES, which PICVISA has attended as a gold sponsor. The challenge this year is to recycle 10 million tons of plastics in 2025, and PICVISA is a driving lever to achieve this goal.
Coinciding with the fourth anniversary of Spain’s adhesion to the 2030 Agenda and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the National Association of Plastics Recyclers (ANARPLA) and Ecoembes celebrated their fifth dissemination session to bring together experts from the plastics sector and recyclers.
The day was opened by David Eslava, president of ANARPLA, and Oscar Martín, CEO of Ecoembes. The first began by listing the undeniable advantages of plastic and the need to manage waste, emphasizing the opportunity to develop a necessary secondary raw material market. Oscar Martín on his turn, pointed out the importance of promoting transversal environmental policies and stressed that companies have a great responsibility that goes through R&D investment to respond to the need to find new applications for recycled plastic, as well as to promote the current ones.
During the morning, we could also hear Peter Eder, from the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, share the message that we must work on the ability to replace virgin raw material with recycled raw material and thus save on CO2 emissions and consumption of natural resources.
The environmental journalist Carlos Martí was also there to lead and moderate the blocks on “Collaboration strategies to achieve the goal” and “Tools to achieve the goal“.
The presentations were provided by:
Antonino Furfari, General Manager of Plastics Recyclers Europe, who gave the keys to improve the recyclability of plastics. Pilar Espina, of the Association of Detergents and Cleaning Products ADELMA, sent us the message that the plastic container is not a whim and presented practical cases of voluntary agreements.
José María Alegre, technical advisor of ANARPLA, shared the recycling figures in 2018 and Ana Rivas from Ecoembes, shared one of the main concerns: the recyclability of packaging and a tool to help improve it: PackCD, which joins the tool RecyClass.
This day coincides with the fourth anniversary of Spain’s adhesin to the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. From PICVISA we work on innovating and offering solutions that contribute directly to SDG 12, Production and Responsible Consumption. In addition, waste management allows positive contributions to achieve other #ODS such as SDG 13: climate action, SDG 14: underwater life and SDG 15: life of terrestrial ecosystems.