European Plastics Converters (EuPC) is the leading EU-level trade association, representing European plastics converting companies. Plastics converters use plastics raw materials and recycled polymers to manufacture new products.
Based in Brussels, EuPC totals about 45 national associations, as well as European plastics converting industry associations, and represents more than 50.000 companies, producing over 50 million tons of plastic products every year. More than 1.6 million people are working in about 50.000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover in excess of 280 billion € per year.
EuPC main objective is to defend and promote the European plastics converting industries interests by:
– Voicing industry opinion to European and international institutions, and NGOs;
– Maintaining relationships with corresponding European and global organisations;
– Conducting surveys, studies and research projects covering all areas of the plastics processing industry.
EuPC will maily contribute to two tasks: Communication and Dissemination and Standardisation, Policy & Regulatory framework.
Having been successfully running the communication and dissemination activities for other H2020, FP7 and Erasmus+ projects and having EuPC expertise in creating communication strategies, developing project websites, designing brochures and banners, organizing surveys and workshops, etc., EuPC will contribute to the Communication and Dissemination.
EuPC’s position and expertise in EU regulation and policy will provide a unique opportunity to evaluate the current EU policies, standards and regulations related to multilayer packaging, their recycling and upcycling, to identify policy barriers and propose solutions to ensure a circular economy for plastics. This knowledge will be mainly used to contribute to Standardisation, Policy & Regulatory framework.