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Online event on Plastics and the circular economy (Joint event with EPRS)

Plastics and the circular economy
Wednesday 30 September 2020 | 13:30 -15:00 hours

Live event via the WebEx Events platform


13:30 Welcome by Jutta SCHULZE-HOLLMEN, Director for Resources, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

13:35 Opening remarks by Jan HUITEMA, MEP, EP Rapporteur on the New Circular Economy Action Plan

13:45 Presentation by Professor Michael NORTON, Director of the Environment Programme, European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), and lead author of the EASAC report on ‘Packaging plastics in the circular economy’

14:00 Roundtable discussion with

  • Lars Fogh MORTENSEN, Consumption, Products and Plastics Expert, European Environment Agency (EEA), Copenhagen
  • Sophie SICARD, Vice-President of the Plastics Recycling Branch, European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC), Brussels
  • Justine MAILLOT, Policy Coordinator, Rethink Plastic Alliance, Brussels

Moderator: Vivienne HALLEUX, Policy Analyst, Economic Policies Unit, Members’ Research Service, EPRS

14:35 Questions and comments from the audience

14:55 Concluding remarks

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