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06-17-2020

EuPC President Receives Second Term of Office

Association Holds First Virtual General Assembly

Old and new EuPC President: Renato Zelcher (© EuPC)

Old and new EuPC President: Renato Zelcher (© EuPC)

During the General Assembly of European Plastics Converters, Mr. Renato Zelcher, CEO of Crocco SpA, Cornedo Vicentino /Italy, was re-elected as EuPC President for the period 2020-2022. While the annual two-day conference A Circular Future with Plastics had to be postponed by one year due to the COVID 19 pandemic in Europe, EuPC members met online for their first virtual General Assembly.

Mr. Zelcher, who had been elected EuPC President for a first mandate in 2018, said after his election: “I am honoured of the trust EuPC has given me since 2018 and to have been re-elected as President for a second mandate. This confirmation gives me the strength and serenity to face these very difficult times and coming major challenges with renewed drive and determination."

Several management positions newly assigned

Mr. Claude Clement, President and CEO Europe at Plastic Omnium Clean Energy was also re-elected for his second term as EuPC Treasurer and third term as chair of the EuPC Automotive & Transport Division.

As chair of the Building & Construction Division, the EuPC members re-elected for her second term Ms. Myriam Tryjefaczka, Sustainability and public affairs Director EMEA at Tarkett. Prof. Dr. Achim Grefenstein, Senior Vice President Group R&D at Constantia Flexibles, was newly elected as chair of the Packaging Division, replacing Mr. David Baker as chair. In addition, the General Assembly elected Mr. Andres Lantero Moreno, President of Grupo Lantero, as a new member of the EuPC Steering Committee.

Furthermore, EUMEPS joined EuPC as a full member and will join the platform MORE to report the use of rEPS by plastic converters. Although COVID-19 is creating problems in the plastics recycling markets, the plastics converting industry in Europe is very much united in ensuring transparency in the use of recycled materials.

Additional information
  • 05-01-2020

    How Plastic Products Contribute to the Fight Against COVID-19

    A Statement of the EuPC

    What the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) claim in an open letter to the European Commission.   more

  • 10-28-2019

    Plastics Industry Associations against the Italian Plastic Tax

    Warning from EuPC, PlasticsEurope and PRE

    The three Presidents of the European plastics industry associations Renato Zelcher, Javier Constante and Ton Emans agreed to oppose the Italian Government’s tax proposal of 1000 EUR per ton of plastic packaging.   more

  • 09-23-2019

    More Recycled Plastics

    EuPC Signs Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration

    The declaration describes the commitments for action to reach the EU target to incorporate 10 million t of recycled plastics into products in the EU annually by 2025.   more

  • 01-15-2019

    Use of Recycled Plastics Materials

    EuPC Publishes Results of its 2nd Survey

    The vast majority of plastics converters is convinced that the improvement of collection and sorting of plastic waste would be the most suitable way to increase the quality of rPM.   more

  • Taxes, Bans, and Regulations
    Kunststoffe international 2018/08, PAGE 6 - 8

    Taxes, Bans, and Regulations

    How the EU Plastics Strategy and Upcoming Legislation Will Affect the Plastics Industry

    Plastic in general and particularly plastic packaging is more than ever in the center of attention. It is evident that the whole industry...   more

  • 10-27-2017

    EuPC Publishes Results of its Survey on the Use of Recycled Plastics Materials

    The report gives detailed insights into the current state of affairs regarding the use of rPM by plastics converting companies and provides information for authorities and organisations as well as companies throughout the whole plastics value chain.   more

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