Crain Communications, owner of Urethanes Technology International, has officially announced the launch of a new plastics exhibition and conference to take place next year.
The inaugural Plastics Recycling Expo (pre), which will run alongside PDM on 18 and 19 June 2014, will be the only dedicated event of its kind in Europe.
Designed specifically for plastics recycling professionals, pre2014 will bring together key players from sectors including recycling, processing and converting, ancillaries and resin producers, plus representatives from local authorities, trade associations and major brand owners.
Steve Crowhurst, managing director of Crain Communications' UK business, said pre was a great opportunity to share knowledge and expertise in what was a growing part of the plastics industry, as well as boosting the message about recycling.
"Recycling is something that everyone knows is crucial for a host of reasons, not least environmental ones. But while there has been a lot of time and effort devoted to dealing with materials such as metal and paper, plastics have been overlooked.
"We believe that pre will bang the drum for plastics recycling in the UK and beyond, celebrate the great things the industry does and remind people that there is more to the material than ocean waste.
Crowhurst anticipated that the two-day pre would bring a host of industry representatives together "in order to share ideas, do business and discuss how this most important of sectors can be taken forward."
More details on the event can be found at .