There are seven different award categories this year. “With an extended number of categories and 40 finalists confirmed, the second edition of the awards is a perfect illustration of the continuous technological development and growing innovation in the sector. This year’s finalists demonstrate not only their goal to improve the efficiency and quality of plastics recycling processes but also the goal of making plastic products more circular,” said Ton Emans, PRE President.


Plastics Recycling Awards Europe Finalists : (we published the finalist wth link with packaging).


• Building & Construction Product of the Year - interior and exterior construction products of all types
 :
- MPO Easy Channel drainage system by Multiport GmbH made from recycled HDPE and PP packaging waste
.

• Household & Leisure Product of the Year - covering all types of domestic and leisure goods (excluding electricals) :


- Plaswood Edge Bench from Plaswood - part of RPC bpi Recycled Products made from 100% recycled plastics
.

• Plastic Packaging Product of the Year - judged on design innovation with recycled content and design for recycling
 :
- Fairy Ocean Plastic bottle from Procter & Gamble made from 10% ocean plastic and 90% post-consumer PET.
- Reborn shrink film by CEISA Packaging made from 50-100% recycled content.
- 
Nordivent Eco 50 packaging film by Nordfolien GmbH - fully recyclable and with minimum 50% recycled content.
- 
Fillbee®, the Zero Waste Returnable Pack bottle holder by DS Smith Plastics - returnable pack for four or six bottles that fits existing beverage crates
.
- X-EnviroShrink shrink film by RPC bpi protec - 100% recyclable with minimum 50% recycled content
. Sustainable, 100% rPET, flat wine bottle by Garçon Wines and RPC M&H Plastics, innovative mail order wine bottle
.
- B-NAT recyclable shrink film with bio-based base layer by Yorkshire Packaging Systems.
- DPB DrankenPalletBeheer HDPE pallet by Cabka-IPS and Dranken Pallet Beheer Nederland – worn out pallets are continuously recycled to make new ones in a closed loop.

• Product Technology Innovation of the Year - improving recyclable plastic products or incorporating materials in product production :
- Replacing virgin plastics in multi-layer flexible packaging by Newcycling re-granulates, APK, Mondi, Henkel and Borealis
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- Bin-e workplace collection bin by Infocode - an IoT-based smart waste bin that recognises, sorts and compresses recyclables automatically.
- 
REC-NIR-BLACK masterbatch by Ampacet - black masterbatch that is NIR-transparent to allow sorting with near-infrared optical sensors for recycling of black plastics
.
- Thermal Anaerobic Conversion chemical recycling process by Plastic Energy.
- Sustane polymer compounds by RPC bpi recycled products.
- Clariter Technology, a chemical recycling process for non-recyclable polyolefinic plastics
.
- Cadel deinking process for LPDE, HDPE, PP and PET.

• Recycling Machinery Innovation of the Year - increasing the efQiciency and effectiveness of plastic recycling processes
 :
- Corema® Cascade Extrusion System, extrusion line for mechanical recycling and compounding of post-consumer thermoplastics by Interseroh Dienstleistungs GmbH and Erema Group.
- recoSTAR PET iV+ extrusion line for post-consumer PET bottles by Starlinger & Co GmbH.
- Gorillabelt T automatic and continuous screen changer for plastics recycling by CoQit.
- Extrusion line for Forced Power Supply MMDT by RIALTI SpA.
- Ecoimpatto mixed plastics extrusion line for post-consumer waste by icma San Giorgio.

• Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year - individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to European plastics recycling
 :
- Gian De Belder, Principal Scientist, Procter & Gamble
. Christina Busk, Environmental Policy Manager, The Danish Plastics Federation.
- Erica Canaia, Sales Director, Fimic
.
- Manfred Hackl, CEO, Erema Group
.
- David Katz, Founder and CEO, The Plastic Bank.
- Carlos Monreal, CEO, Plastic Energy
.
- Javier A. Vázquez Sánchez, CEO, ABN.

Open to organisations and individuals across Europe who are involved in the recycling of plastic materials, the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe are organised jointly by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) and Crain Communications, organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe.

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