The Advanced Recycling Conference 2023 – Your Ultimate Guide to Cutting-Edge Recycling Solutions

With the upcoming recycling quotas set by the EU, as well as quotas for mandatory recycled content for specific products, advanced recycling reaches far beyond the plastic packaging sector In consequence, estimations foresee 55% of renewable carbon to come from recycling until 2050. Join more than 250 other participants to discuss effective solutions to handle these capacities

28–29 November 2023, Cologne, Germany and online

Continuing the successful journey of last year’s debut, this year’s program of the Advanced Recycling Conference will provide well-balanced insights into the versatile world of advanced recycling solutions. A broad spectrum of presentations will cover different material waste streams from plastics to waste, composites and textiles. More than 250 participants from 25 countries have already registered to explore innovative technologies and processes to keep carbon in the loop.

The program was assembled with the help of an interdisciplinary advisory board including key experts from industrial chemistry, waste disposal, brand manufacturing, industrial association, and academia, and grew into a colourful buffet with two parallel sessions.

We are excited to welcome speakers and participants from. ** BASF ** Beiersdorf ** Braskem** Continental ** Covestro ** Denso ** Der Grüne Punkt ** Fraunhofer ** Henkel ** HiPP ** Indaver ** INEOS Styrolution** Kuraray ** LEGO ** LG Chem** Lubrizol ** Mercedes-Benz ** Michelin ** On ** Orlen ** Plastics Europe ** Procter & Gamble ** REDcert ** RISE ** S&P Global ** Schüco ** Shell ** Siemens Bank *Solvay * Stahl ** Sulzer ** Teijin ** tesa ** Thyssenkrupp ** TNO ** Topsoe ** TOTAL ** TotalEnergies Corbion ** Trinseo ** Unilever ** Wacker.

Solutions to successfully mitigate climate change

The EU is taking significant strides to enhance the circular economy of plastics through various directives. One such directive, EU Directive 2018/852, is geared towards achieving recycling quotas of 70% for all packaging materials and 55% for plastics. Additionally, the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) is targeting recycled content quotas of 30% for contact-sensitive packaging (PET) and 10% for contact-sensitive packaging (other plastics). Meeting these legal requirements poses severe challenges for various industries. To address these challenges, the Advanced Recycling Conference 2023 offers a broad range of effective solutions tailored to different waste streams. Join us in Cologne, Germany, to gain valuable insights and strategies for navigating the evolving landscape of plastic recycling.

Find the full program at

This year’s program will equip you with effective solutions and covers topics such as

  • Policy, Markets and Strategy
  • Pyrolysis and Other Thermochemical Approaches
  • Dissolution
  • Versatility of Extruders
  • Depolymerisation
  • Pre-/Post-treatment & Upgrading
  • Gasification
  • LCA and Environmental Aspects

Ten reasons why you should join

Still not convinced? Here are 10 reasons why you should join the event;

  • A unique concept to showcase the world of advanced recycling including recycling technologies, pre- and post-processing, policy & markets, and sustainability
  • The world’s key players in advanced recycling will present, share and discuss their latest developments, visions and strategies
  • A conference packed with valuable content including:
    – 35 presentations (
    – 10 exhibitors (
    – 12 posters (
  • Latest innovative technologies: Leading technology providers and start-ups present their latest developments
  • Update on Markets & Policy: How partnerships accelerate markets and how to make Chemical Recycling a success story in Europe
  • Learn more about Sustainability, Environmental & Health aspects
  • Nine panel discussions with speakers and the audience
  • 235 participants from 25 countries already registered, more expected – the participant list can be accessed here:
  • 1:1 meetings, dinner buffet, and an evening meeting point ensure extensive and effective networking, with zoom events a great online networking platform
  • The 36-page conference journal including the final program can be downloaded here:


nova-Institute, press release, 2023-11-20.


BASF Corporation (US)
Beiersdorf AG
Continental, Corp.
Covestro AG
Der Grüne Punkt Holding GmbH & Co.
Henkel KGaA
INEOS Styrolution
LEGO Group
Mercedes Benz Deutschland
nova-Institut GmbH
Procter & Gamble
REDcert GmbH
Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
Schüco International KG
Sulzer Chemtech Ltd.
tesa SE
thyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions


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