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A Look Back: Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2023

By May 22, 2023June 7th, 2023No Comments

Prevented Ocean Plastic’s first trade show as an exhibitor was a great success!

Over two days of Plastics Recycling Show Europe at the RAI in Amsterdam, we were proud to present our solution alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. 

“We chose PRSE specifically to be our first official trade show. The event felt like the perfect size for us, was hosted in a fantastic central European spot, and the people behind it proved really easy to work with. The Prevented Ocean Plastic Programme is the world’s leading vertically-integrated recycled ocean bound plastic supply chain, and this year we felt ready not just to attend but to exhibit at trade shows, meet our customers at these kinds of events, and tell that story.” said Social Media and Events Lead, Melisa Kumas.

Alongside Kumas, the Prevented Ocean Plastic booth was manned by Commercial Lead Ben Tingley, Communications Lead Chris Thompson, and our Director, Raffi Schieir. Schieir was a finalist in the Plastics Recycling Award for the category Ambassador of the Year. The prize went to Manfred Hackl from EREMA Group GmbH but Schieir was thrilled to be nominated. “Just being at PRSE alongside these fine ambassadors is already a huge achievement in my book,” he said.

The first day at the show saw attendees from throughout different sectors of the industry visiting our booth in large numbers, at times even queuing to talk to a member of the team. Meetings were booked back-to-back, our booth also played host to representatives of Pretium and other Prevented Ocean Plastic partners, and hundreds of connections were made.

The second day was extra special, acting as something of a product launch for our friends at Eco Egg. This new partner pride themselves on being the environmentally friendly laundry solution. They’ve created a new stain remover that will be sold in a bottle made from 100% Prevented Ocean Plastic material.

We would like to thank everyone for visiting our booth and being interested in the work we do. Particular credit is due to our Quality Manager Elif G. Kayaduman, our Development Strategy Lead Ahmed Elmizayen, and all of our partners working so hard to do better business in a challenging market.

In Schieir’s words, “Prevented Ocean Plastic’s first trade show was a huge success. It was so rewarding to tell our story, hear the excited responses firsthand, and engage with so many people that share our desire to support the circular economy. Prevented Ocean Plastic intend to return to PRSE and appear at more shows over this year and the next.

Prevented Ocean Plastic is a pioneering plastic recycling company developing locally customized sorting and collection infrastructure to underserved communities across the world. We are committed to strengthening the supply chain and scaling solutions for the management of plastic waste in the country. We provide high quality traceable recycled plastic to global markets to drive environmental, social and economic value from the bottle collector to the end consumer.