Import barriers to scrap materials and tariff implementations worldwide will be a topic of discussion at the 2019 Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference Europe event, taking place Nov. 5-6 in Barcelona.
A session the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 5, titled “Trade Winds and Headwinds” will feature presentations from four speakers offering critical perspectives on the trade issues that have caused turmoil in the latter part of this decade.
After considerable trade turmoil in 2018 and 2019, panelists will offer insight as to whether 2020 can bring better news for those engaging in global trade.
Adina Renee Adler, assistant vice president of international affairs at the Washington-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), will provide an update on global trade issues affecting the flow of paper and plastic scrap. ISRI has been actively engaging in dialog with governments around the world on restrictions and protectionist measures affecting recyclers.
Simon Ellin, chief executive of the United Kingdom-based The Recycling Association, will offer the perspective from that nation, including what could be crucial updates on the unfolding Brexit situation.
Amparo Pérez, commercial manager for Spain’s FCC Ámbito SA, will offer the viewpoint of that European waste and recycling services provider, which is based in host nation Spain and has operations around the world. Clarissa Morawski will make a presentation on behalf of Reloop, an organization that attempts to further circular economy goals within Europe’s ever-changing regulatory framework.
Additional sessions at Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference Europe, which is being hosted at the Hilton Barcelona, will delve into the changes roiling packaging, plastic and paper markets as governments, corporations and individuals around the world seek sustainable outcomes.
The future of packaging in light of ambitious sustainability targets will provide another topic of discussion at the conference, which has been hosted in Europe annually since 2005 by the United States-based Recycling Today Media Group.
An opening keynote address at the conference by Federico Santi will focus on political risks facing business owners in Europe.
More information on the early November trading, education and networking event in Barcelona, including how to register, can be found on this web page.