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CHINAPLAS x CPRJ Plastics Recycling & Circular Economy Conference tastes success in Guangzhou
Source:CPRJ Editorial Team    Editor:(SC)    Date:20.May.2019

Today, CHINAPLAS x CPRJ Plastics Recycling & Circular Economy Conference and Showcase grandly commenced at Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel, Guangzhou, China.

Only 9% of the world's plastics ever produced have been collected for recycling, and circular economy is a mega trend of the plastics industry.

The conference looked at the key issues that concern the plastics industry players in the new era of circular economy, and how they can advance their business under the world trend of resources saving.

It welcomed over 450 experts and professionals from renowned enterprises and organizations, in which 18% of them were from overseas. They included UNEP Basel Convention Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific, EUROMAP, CEFLEX, Unilever, Nestle, IKEA, P&G, Adidas, Logitech, Johnson & Johnson, Colgate, Amcor, etc.
 The conference welcomed over 450 experts and professionals from renowned enterprises and organizations, which 18% of them were from overseas.
The conference welcomed over 450 experts and professionals from renowned enterprises and organizations.

In order to promote sustainability messages to a wider audience, the organizers have arranged an online live broadcast. Interested audience may scan the following QR code to watch the broadcast:

Please scan QR code to watch the broadcast.


In addition, as one of the organizers, CPRJ conducted interviews with domestic and overseas representatives. The videos were uploaded on the live broadcast platform.

Keynote speeches shed light on hot topics

In the morning session, Stanley Chu, Chairman, Adsale Group, kicked off the Conference with his welcome remarks.


Stanley Chu, Chairman, Adsale Group.

Numerous keynote speakers were invited to share their valuable experience and insights on the latest trends and innovative technologies.


The first speaker on stage was Nana Zhao, Assistant Director, UNEP Basel Convention Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific. In her presentation, she introduced the developments and trends of international management of marine and plastic waste.


Nana Zhao, Assistant Director, UNEP Basel Convention Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific.


Ina Vettk?tter, Project Manager Communication, EUROMAP, shed light on the topic of “On the way to a Circular Economy: Plastics material flow and recovery of post-consumer plastic waste in Germany and Europe”.

Ina Vettk?tter, Project Manager Communication, EUROMAP.

Jeff Liu, Senior Manager, Market Development and Technical Support, Petrochemicals, Asia, SABIC, shared his insights on how to make a world of difference together.


Jeff Liu, Senior Manager, Market Development and Technical Support, Petrochemicals, Asia, SABIC.

Michael Sheng, Secretary-General, China Resource Recycling Association Replas Branch, illustrated how recycled plastics industry helps circular economy and environmental protection.

Michael Sheng, Secretary-General, China Resource Recycling Association Replas Branch.

Penny Peng, Director of Sustainability Division, Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd., discussed how high-quality recycling integrates recycled plastic products into every aspect of our lives.

Penny Peng, Director of Sustainability Division, Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd.

Dr. David Kusuma, Vice President, Research and Product Innovation, Tupperware Brands Corporation, ended the morning session with his presentation on the topic of “Designing sustainable products in the age of new materials and technology”.

Dr. David Kusuma, Vice President, Research and Product Innovation, Tupperware Brands Corporation.

Victor Wang, Secretary-General, China Plastic Recycling Association of CRRA, was the moderator of the morning session.



Participants paid attention to the speakers' presentations.

A group photo during the morning session.

Concurrent forums and events

In the afternoon, three parallel sub forums were held concurrently, focusing on different topics:

  • Material Science for Sustainability
  • Recycling Technology
  • Environmental Packaging

Around 30 expert presentations of speakers from prestigious companies and associations discussed the latest applications and technologies trends in depth. They included: Logitech Far East, Dow, Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment, ExxonMobil Chemical, China Synthetic Resin Supply and Sale Association Recycled PET Branch, EREMA, Zhuhai Gree Green Renewable Resources, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, NatureWorks, etc.

Dr. Hank Han, Head of CMF, Logitech Far East Limited shared his insights on EcoDesign.

Suny Markose, Asia Pacific Recycling Commercial Director, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, Dow, discussed on the topic of “Don’t let it go to waste: Enabling Recycling for a Circular Economy”.

Dr. Jady Xu, ADT Chair, ExxonMobil Chemical introduced the way to rethink recycle with Vistamaxx? performance polymers.

Michael Heitzinger, CSO/Co-manager to CEO, EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H., explained why circular economy is the future and introduced the existing cases in Europe.

Jet Chang, Vice President, Circular Economy, Asia, TOMRA Group, illustrated how technology drives circular economy revolution.

Claudia Fan, Senior Programme Officer, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, discussed on the topic of “New Plastics Economy - Rethinking the future of plastics”.

Janny Zou, Field Technical Service Director, Amcor (China) Investment Company Limited, presented some case studies on Amcor's eco-friendly packaging solutions.

Meanwhile, some leading suppliers demonstrated their state-of-the-art solutions to the audience at the product showcase concurrently staged, including: SABIC, Kingfa, POLYSTAR, EREMA, Dow, ExxonMobil Chemical, Wittmann Battenfeld, Bandera, TOMRA, etc.

Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd.

POLYSTAR Machinery Co., Ltd. 

EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H.

ExxonMobil Chemical.

NatureWorks LLC.

In addition, under the arrangement of the organizers, the business matching service was provided for the whole day.

For more information about CHINAPLAS X CPRJ Plastics Recycling & Circular Economy Conference and Showcase, please visit: https://www.adsalecprj.com/Conference/lang-eng/RecyclingConference2019/index.aspx

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