ReShaping Plastics


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Welcome to the launch of ReShaping Plastics: Pathways to circular, climate neutral plastics system in Europe brought to you by SYSTEMIQ and Plastics Europe.

ReShaping Plastics comes 2 years after Breaking the Plastic Wave – the report published by SYSTEMIQ and the Pew Charitable Trusts back in 2020. Its aim was to inform the global debate on plastic pollution. It used science-based analysis to quantify the economic, environmental and social implications of different global strategies designed to address plastic pollution in the environment.

Today, Reshaping Plastic is launching with the same methodology and approach – but this time focused on Europe and on the pathways to achieve a system that is both circular and with net-zero carbon emissions. The report also hopes to strengthen dialogue between industry, the public sector, investors and civil society.

The work for this report was commissioned and financed by Plastics Europe but it is an independent report that has been through rigorous governance to make sure it is impartial.

An independent Steering Committee was established made up of a balanced mix of senior leaders across civil society, the public sector, and industry and an Expert Panel was assembled to ensure accuracy.



ReShaping Plastics

11:30 BST / 12:30 CEST / 13:30 GMT


Louise Beale, Director of Media & Presentation Training, Middle Table; Correspondent & Presenter, 5 News


Jyrki Katainen, President, Sitra; Former Prime Minister of Finland

Dr. Markus Steilemann, President, Plastics Europe and CEO, Covestro


Martin R. Stuchtey, Founder of SYSTEMIQ; Professor of Resource Strategies & Management, Innsbruck University

Trishla Shah, Circularity Analyst, SYSTEMIQ


Emmanuelle Maire, Head of Unit, Sustainable Production, Products & Consumption – Directorate General for Environment, European Commission

Virginia Janssens, Managing Director, Plastics Europe

Joan Marc Simon, Executive Director, Zero Waste Europe

Dr. Martin Jung, President, Performance Materials Division, BASF

Miguel Veiga-Pestana, Head of Corporate Affairs & Chief Sustainability Officer, Reckitt


Louise Beale, Director of Media & Presentation Training, Middle Table; Correspondent & Presenter, 5 News


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