The plastics recycling industry has seen significant disruption since the start of the pandemic. It is a challenging time as economies have been hit due to supply constraints and a sharp drop in prices for virgin material following the collapse in crude oil prices. But there is hope as lockdowns have been eased and brands remain committed to their sustainability targets.

Watch what our market experts have to say in the webinar that took place on 19 August 2020 on key issues faced by the FMCG industry on sustainability in packaging and the outlook for virgin polymers and recycled polymers, featuring case studies from Europe.

You can download then presentation slide watch a replay of the webinar at the link above.

Key topics covered in the webinar:

  • Sustainability – Can recycled plastics survive the waves of volatility?
  • Safeguarding the Plastic Recycling Value Chain – Insights from South/Southeast Asia


Meet the experts

Helen Mcgeough
Helen Mcgeough
Senior Analyst, Plastic Recycling

Helen Mcgeough has extensive experience on the recycling industry as a consultant who has been working in the sector for over 15 years. She specialises in recycled PET with in-depth knowledge in commodity plastic. Helen leads the market analysis and consultation for global recycled PET markets, working with contacts across the supply chain from collection, reclamation through to end-users.

Tam Nguyen
Tam Nguyen
Head of Operations, GA Circular

As the Head of Operations at GA Circular, Tam is responsible for overseeing operational excellence and client servicing. In the day-to-day operations, he works with internal stakeholders and partners to ensure successful project delivery. He leads GA Circular’s national-level projects in the region for global clients.

Malini Hariharan
Market Development Director APAC, ICIS

Malini Hariharan has over 20 years of experience in the chemicals industry. She drives ICIS’s market development strategy and engagement to showcase ICIS market insights. She closely tracks and analyses chemical industry developments with a special focus on Asia and the Middle East. She regularly presents at industry events on near-term and long-term outlook for commodity chemicals as well as key opportunities and challenges that the industry faces.