PRE Conference Delegates Vote With Empty Bottles

UK Plastic Recyclers Favour Staying in EU by Two to One

ins deployed at last week’s Plastics Recycling Expo (PRE) conference which asked delegates to vote for either Leave or Remain by placing their empty drinks bottles in either the Remain or Leave container showed a clear lead for Remain.

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Bins deployed at last week’s Plastics Recycling Expo (PRE) conference which asked delegates to vote for either Leave or Remain by placing their empty drinks bottles in either the Remain or Leave container showed a clear lead for Remain.

The conference, held in Telford last week, brought together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors to capitalise on business opportunities from plastics recycling.

Organised by plastic recycling trade association, RECOUP, the voting bins sparked debate, including varied views on how the decision would affect future investment in manufacturing facilities, imports and exports, and the recycling industry in the UK.

The clear winner was Remain, with 65% of the vote.

“The Remain and Brexit decision will directly affect how the UK priorities recycling, sustainability and circular economy development, and it was interesting to hear the frank discussion from delegates about the affects the EU referendum could have,” commented Anne Hitch, communications manager at RECOUP,


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