Interview with Ton Emans, President of Plastics Recyclers Europe and MD CeDo (plastics manufacturer)
Ton Emans is possibly the most influential man in plastics in Europe. His powerful advocacy comes from his vision and leadership experience in manufacturing. He is incisive and persuasive in arguing the case how plastics and industry must change with significant and rapid increases in recycled content in plastics packaging and products. He has been a key negotiator in the Circular Economy Strategy, embracing and recommending significant changes rather than resisting them. Ton supports all the measures proposed by the European Commission, including requiring that all single use plastics are recyclable.
This interview contains some revolutionary comments from Ton about the turning points for recycling of plastics in Europe.