An Introduction to Plastics Recycling

Virtual training: 2-4 September 2024 | Start Time: 08:00AM London / 2:00PM Singapore / 10:00AM UAE

Sign up for our September course before 8 August 2024, using the code: EBRC10 to receive 10% off

In-person: 6th November 2024 | Brussels

Course Overview

Global transition from linear to circular model continues to shape how businesses work. However, recycling is not as simple as it seems. As the industry describes, it’s a notoriously difficult process.

The Introduction to Plastics Recycling Training Course will deepen your understanding of the recycling business – from chemical recycling and waste management to market dynamics across polymers, and much more.

As consumers strongly support a sustainable and environmentally-friendly product, and regulations become tighter with measures such as a tax levy on plastics, receive insight directly from ICIS experts to assist you in adapting to these changes to stay relevant.


Key topics include

The Introduction to Plastics Recycling Training Course will help you to:

  • Get to grips with what chemical recycling is all about – different processes, status of development, and future trends
  • Receive comprehensive insights into market dynamics across polymers – gain an overview of collection rates, the impact on virgin markets form recyclates and more…
  • Gain knowledge about the future challenges for recycling technologies – legislative framework, addressing contamination, disruptive technologies, influence of brand and consumer pressure
  • Discover how end markets will dictate the evolution of plastics recycling and the impact of the refocus on design for recycled products

Who should attend?

The Introduction to Plastics Recycling Training Course is suitable to all levels of professionals working in the recycling industry who would like to get a solid understanding of the business and its progress including those in the following roles and functions:

  • CEOs/Chief Sustainability Officers/General Managers/Directors
  • Head of Sustainability/Circular Economy
  • Research and Development
  • Innovation
  • Packaging/Raw Material Procurement
  • Category Managers
  • Market Analysts
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Strategic Planning

Course fees

$1,300 (+UK VAT at 20% if applicable)*

2-4 September 2024 08.00AM London / 12:00PM UAE / 4.00PM Singapore (Asia/EMEA)
Secure your place before 8 August 2024, using the code: EBRC10 to receive 10% off

6th November 2024 / Brussels / Includes the option to attend our Recycled Polymers conference

*NB: Please enter your VAT number (or local equivalent) on our payment page, otherwise UK VAT at 20% will be applied. Customers based in the UK will be charged UK VAT at 20% whether or not a VAT number is provided.

For group bookings of three or more please contact us:

Patrick Lim
Tel: +44 20 7911 1393

What to expect in the virtual training?

  • Fully digital platform

All sessions will be accessed virtually from your computer, tablet or mobile, giving you the flexibility of taking the course at your chosen location and device.

  • Live and interactive sessions

Understanding the relevance of getting access to information in real time, the course will be delivered live and include interactive sessions providing you with a platform to engage with trainers and other delegates.

  • Modular approach

The course will run over 3 days with a total of 9 hours of tuition time.


Helen McGeough

Helen McGeough, Senior Analyst, Plastics Recycling, ICIS

Helen leads market analysis and consulting for global recycled PET markets, working with contacts across the supply chain from collection, reclamation through to end users. She has over 20 years’ experience in consultancy, having worked initially in the Digital Technology industry and for the past 14 years in recycled PET within ICIS and Wood Mackenzie (previously PCI).

Prior to joining ICIS Helen has developed supply demand database for recycled PET markets, including forecasts for collection, reclamation, and end use of recycled PET products. She has been responsible for monthly coverage of recycled PET market including price discovery, analysis of market developments and regulatory developments. Helen has generated price forecasts for recycled PET flake and food grade pellets by key regions. Helen has delivered multiple custom studies in the recycling area, assisting investment and strategy development for parties within the recycled PET supply.

With ICIS, she will build the coverage of recycled plastics through her previous experience and expertise. Helen is the author of the ICIS R-PET Analytics service launched in May 2019 and is responsible for driving content-specific contributions to ICIS services. Helen has been a speaker at conferences and seminars on R-PET in Europe, North America and Asia.

Egor Dementev, Senior Analyst, Plastics Recycling, ICIS

Egor is a Senior Analyst in the ICIS Plastics Recycling analyst team. He covers recycling markets in the EMEA region. His role includes analysing the supply chain, sustainability and recycling regulation and policies, key industry initiatives and their influence on demand for recycled polymers, and price forecasting.

Egor also contributes to development and maintenance of the ICIS Recycling Supply Trackers – Mechanical and Chemical, which are aimed at providing clarity and transparency to the plastics recycling markets and helping customers to source recycled material.

Prior to joining ICIS, Egor worked in the petrochemical industry focusing on strategic development and sustainability.

Matt Tudball

Matt Tudball, Senior Editor for Recycling in Europe

Matt is one of the Senior Editors for recycling in Europe, working alongside Mark Victory to help customers keep track of the complex and fluid recycled plastics market. Matt joined ICIS in 2012 and has covered various products including the Turkish and African PE and PP markets.

Matt is editor of the European R-PET report, which he took on in 2019, and also covers the R-LDPE market as of 2023, providing price assessments, news and analysis for this fast-paced and evolving market.

Mark Victory

Mark Victory, Senior Editor, Recycling, ICIS

Mark Victory is one of the Senior Editors, Recycling at ICIS and is dedicated to expanding our coverage across this vital and growing sector. Mark has been with ICIS since 2008 and has covered recycling markets throughout his time with the company. Mark is currently the editor of the Europe R-PE, R-PP and mixed plastic waste pricing services, all three of which he launched.

Mark also has extensive experience across petrochemical and fertilizer markets, having been the regular editor for more than 25 separate markets. Prior to joining ICIS, Mark covered structured products, international bonds, and commercial paper markets.

Bespoke Training Solutions

ICIS works alongside our customers to create bespoke training courses that mould our expertise and your specific needs. We’ll pinpoint the current expertise of your employees, areas for improvement, and your business goals, and develop a training course that will bring tangible benefits to your business.

Our custom training courses are delivered as interactive workshops, focusing on the products, concepts and issues that are most relevant and beneficial to you.

  • Save money on transportation and accommodation, with training at a convenient location
  • Flexibility – you determine the length and duration of the sessions
  • Interactive workshops with hands-on exercises, to reinforce key skills, techniques and concepts
  • Take-away the course materials, presentations and background information for future reference

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