Shaping the future for sustainable plastics – together

Plastics Europe is the pan-European association of plastics manufacturers with offices across Europe. With close to 100 members producing over 90% of all polymers across Europe, our mission is to help accelerate a solutions-driven approach working towards the circularity and climate goals of a sustainable plastics industry.

Together with our value chain, the plastics converters and plastics machinery manufacturers, the European plastics industry employs around 1.6 million people, who work in more than 60,000 companies, many of which are SMEs. Together, we create a turnover of €360 billion.

On a global level, Plastics Europe is an active partner in the World Plastics Council (WPC) and the Global Plastics Alliance (GPA), contributing to multi-stakeholder dialogue on UNEA5 and the global threat of negotiation on plastics.

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Ten reasons to join Plastics Europe

Welcome to Plastics Europe. Our mission as an association is to be the catalyst for the European plastics industry and to deliver solutions which are safe, circular and sustainable. For over 100 years, science and innovation has been the DNA that cuts across our industry. It is what allows us to provide the solutions in an ever-changing world.

Virginia Janssens
Managing Director of Plastics Europe

Being part of Plastics Europe not only helps with networking opportunities and connecting us with like-minded people but their hard work to promote standardization and best practice across our industry is of great value, too. We appreciate having a pan-European voice to push key industry issues via advocacy, thought leadership, mentoring and career planning.

Dr. Markus Steilemann
Member of the Plastics Europe Steering Board and CEO Covestro

Today’s connected world requires our industry to foster an open dialogue with our stakeholders and to align our business practices around sustainability. Having a platform such as PlasticsEurope to unite our industry in one voice enables a collaborative approach to the challenges and opportunities ahead. The unrivalled networking opportunities allow us to collaborate on sustainability, safety and other industry best practices.

Benny Mermans
Vice-President Plastics Europe and Vice-President – Sustainability, Chevron Phillips Chemicals

Our current members

Plastics Europe is a catalyst for the plastics industry accelerating sustainable solutions valued by society. You can find a list of our current members below.

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