Online Event: Circular Economy: Are we delivering?

Circular Economy: Are we delivering?

22 March 2021 – 16h to 17h45 CET

Recyclers’ Talks #1




Moving towards a circular economy and climate neutrality is a must. Yet, delivering on these objectives require more than simply ambitious targets but effective measures to transition towards a greener and more resilient industry. Recycling plays a key role by closing the loop and thus saving both valuable resources and substantial amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Join Recyclers Talks #1 to discuss what needs to be done to deliver on Europe’s Green Agenda.



Keynote Interventions (16h to 16h30)  

  • Cinzia VEZZOSI, President of EuRIC – Opening Words
  • Jan HUITEMA, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur for the own-initiative Report on the new Circular Economy Action Plan
  • Maria SPYRAKI, Member of the European Parliament
  • Mattia PELLEGRINI, Head of Unit, DG Environment, Waste Management and Secondary Materials, European Commission


Panel Discussion & formal remarks from Members of the European Parliament (16h30 to – 17h40) with Q&As from the audience

  • Stephane ARDITI, Director of Policy Integration and Circular Economy, EEB
  • Olivier FRANCOIS, Director for Development of the Galloo Group, Vice President of EuRIC
  • Hans van de NES, President of EuRIC Paper Recycling Branch


  • Anna-Michelle ASIMAKOPOULOU, Member of the European Parliament
  • Catherine CHABAUD, Member of the European Parliament


Concluding remarks (17h40 – 17h45)

  • Emmanuel KATRAKIS, Secretary General of EuRIC


The event will be moderated by Kira TAYLOR, Journalist @ EURACTIV



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