A Circular Economy for Plastics in Canada & the Netherlands

Online | 5th of April 2023

Interested in Circular Plastics? Join us virtually at our upcoming Zoom webinar to learn more about current policy approaches and market opportunities in the Netherlands and in Canada. The session will be hosted by Holland Circular Hotspot in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto, Canada.

Our aim is bringing together policy experts, scientists and entrepreneurs across the Dutch and Canadian value chain to discuss the current trends, challenges and developments in circular plastics. Through a panel discussion and Q&A with the live audience, we will also explore collaboration opportunities between both countries.

Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with senior experts and learn more about what it takes to implement a circular economy for plastics.

Register below or click here to join the session on Zoom!


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Event Agenda

16:00 CEST / 10:00 EDT Opening – Ruben Dubelaar, Senior Advisor International Strategy, Holland Circular Hotspot

16:04 / 10:04 EDT Welcome Words by Marjan Lahuis, Senior Advisor Economic Affairs, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto (CA)

16:08 / 10:08 EDT Evolution of Post-Consumer Recycling of Plastics in Canada – Colin Isaacs, Executive Director at Canada Circular Hotspot

16:18 / 10:18 EDT Circular Plastics Policies: Latest Developments in NL and EU – Arnoud Passenier, Strategic International Advisor at Netherlands International Department Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management (NL)

16:28 / 10:28 EDT Canada Policy Developments: Banning Single Use Plastics (SUP) – Joe Hruska, Vice President Environmental Affairs at Pathway Group (CA)

16:38 / 10:38 EDT  New Technologies: Improved Plastics Reuse and Recycling – Dr. Esther van den Beuken, Principal Consultant Circular Plastic at TNO (NL)

16:48 / 10:48 EDT Accelerating Recycling of Bulky Rigid Plastics – Harmen Otten, Project Manager at Van Werven Recycling (NL)

16:58 / 10:58 EDT Best Practices in Circular Approach for Plastics – Joe Hruska, Vice President Environmental Affairs at Pathway Group (CA)

17:08 / 10:08 EDT Panel Discussion with live Q&A

17:25 CEST / 11:25 EDT Outlook and Closing Remarks