recycled product competition selection begins
Now in its third year, European Association
of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organizations (EPRO) Best
Recycled Product Competition looks to further raise the awareness,
profile and use of products made from recycled plastics packaging.
With the growing calls from the industry, consumers and environment
to capture more plastics packaging for collection and recycling
the opportunity has never been greater for those designing and
manufacturing products made from recycled plastic to step forward
and showcase their products.
EPRO invites producers of products made from recycled plastics
packaging to enter, with the aim of promoting the cycle of plastics,
as well as increase the request for recyclables.
The competition provides both the industry and consumers with
the opportunity to see the results of that work. This year the
competition aims to make the entries more visible by using social
networks and a broader media. It is hoped that more consumers
will also see how the industry demonstrates their work in the
area of corporate social responsibility, and to understand the
scope of their environmentally friendly actions.
Consumers across Europe want to continue their good habits and
to broaden their “green” attitude and actions towards purchasing
recycled products. Following such responses, EPRO is now calling
for recycled products made in Europe.
Hundreds of thousands of tons of recycled plastics are annually
being used as material for new products.
EPROS‘s Best Recycled Product Competition focuses on some key
criteria: The entries need to contain a substantial amount of
recycled plastics from used packaging, be available to purchase
and of course, have been made in Europe, including Turkey.
There are already a broad range of recycled products on the market,
but this competition will bring the knowledge of them to the
average consumer who weekly spends time sorting used packaging.
These products are evidence that recycling really is worth the
A panel consisting of representatives of PlasticsEurope, EUPR
and EUPC and of course EPRO members from all over Europe will
assess the entries and proclaim a winner. Winners will be announced
in October 2011 at the Identiplast 2011 in Madrid, the central
theme of the 2011 Congress is “Identifying drivers to avoid wasting
plastics in landfills”.