Circular Plastics in France: what are the opportunities for the Dutch?

Online | 22nd of June 2021

Do you want to learn what the circular plastics sector in France looks like and who are the most important players? Find out about the latest developments of the French legislative framework to support circular plastics? Ánd hear all about the opportunities for Dutch businesses in the French circular plastics sector and how can you access them?

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Dutch Embassy in France, and The Netherlands Business Support Office in Lyon organise ‘Circular Plastics in France: what are the opportunities for the Dutch?’

Join the webinar on 22 June from 10:30 – 11:30, where they will present the opportunities for the Dutch to enter the French circular plastics sector. This will be an exclusive chance to obtain access to our new report on circular plastics in France!

Register here!


Why circular plastics?

The French and Dutch government took the lead in setting up the European Plastic Pact (EurPP), which was signed in March 2020 in Brussels. Our countries share the same goal: creating a circular plastic economy, where single use plastics are no longer polluting our environment. The market trends in France are very promising, especially in the design and end of life (waste) stages. Therefore, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Dutch Economic Network in France commissioned the Technopolis group to do a market study on circular plastics in France. The webinar will present the results of this study and help you – Dutch businesses – understand the opportunities for your business in France.

Why France?

First of all, because the French government is setting strict goals for the plastic sector to become circular. New investments and regulations are accelerating this transition. However, France does not yet have all the expertise on its territory to achieve this – that is where Dutch companies could provide added value. The needs for innovation and extra capacity pose opportunities for Dutch businesses to expand into France. Secondly, France has an important networking function in the plastic sector, for example during the biennial trade fair Pollutec in Lyon (12-15 October 2021).

Programme of the webinar

  • Opening by Leontine Schijf, Senior Advisor Circular Economy, Embassy of the Netherlands in France
  • The Dutch economic network in France by Joris Houtman, Chief Representative NBSO Lyon
  • Sector study presentation by Technopolis Group
  • Dutch government support tools by Corka Scheeringa, Business Development Coach, RVO
  • Q&A