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Chemical recycling is an innovative processing technology for plastic packaging waste. Depolymerization, pyrolysis and gasification are important technologies for the realization of the climate objectives, both from the point of view of circular raw material use and CO2 reduction. In the Plastics Transition Agenda, the ambition is defined to realize 250 kt of output from chemical recycling annually by 2030. Several great initiatives have already been started in the Netherlands in recent years. But there are still bumps to take. With the Chemical Recycling Network we want to support entrepreneurs to seize the opportunities that this new industry offers. The network was launched just before the summer and already has more than fifteen members, so there is strong momentum. Who wants to join these frontrunners is welcome, see bottom of this article.
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Connect and support

Members of the Network can participate in network and knowledge events to inform themselves about the latest developments, to exchange experiences and to suggest issues that should be addressed jointly. Examples include permits, financing, insurance, product standardization, value chain optimization, consortium formation and market analyses. Our business development managers coordinate and initiate these activities and add their expertise. The initiation of subsidy projects and lobbying is also part of the membership offerings of the Network Chemical Recycling.

Marcel van Berkel: “In this way, the network wants to promote and accelerate the development of pyrolysis technology and other forms of chemical recycling in the region. After all, it is very important for circular economy. It is an end-of-life solution for problematic plastics that can otherwise only be incinerated or landfilled. The technology is therefore in the spotlight and is developing strongly.”
Joop Groen: ” With our expertise and network, we want to play a catalysing role in the development and scaling up of successful chemical recycling technologies. The goal of the network is to realise economic growth, circularity and reduction of CO2 emissions.

Offer for members

With the membership Network Chemical Recycling, we offer the following annually:

-Various networking and matchmaking events to address common challenges:

  • Lobbying, regulation & standards
  • Product ‘standardization’
  • Uniform waste streams
  • Value chain optimization,
  • Funding
  • And any others we may determine together

– Initiation and/or leadership in grant projects of common challenges,

– Market analysis, technical & economic analysis (benchmark ranking),

– News service,

– Support with LCA,

– Access CBBD expert team for advice/client board.

Costs for organization are borne by the members of the network. Membership fee is dependent on ability to pay, per calendar year.