YEAR IN REVIEW 2019
Locking arms and looking ahead
In just a few weeks it will be time to grab a glass of something bubbly and reflect on the past 12 months. The KI Group has distilled notable stories in a retrospective of the past year. Read all about it in Plasteurope.com’s Year In Review 2019.

The year has given us more trade disputes across the Pacific, an excellent edition of the latest K plastics trade fair and some red numbers to contend with – especially for automotive suppliers. Public sentiment, represented by climate and nature conservation organisations, has been pressuring the global plastics industry and politics like never before.

As a result, legislation in Europe and the rest of the world seems to have been fast-tracked. This has left plastics processors asking where the EU-targeted amount of recycled material should be found exactly, on top of dealing with the single-use plastics ban, and whether it all makes sense on an economic or environmental level.

We know there is no silver bullet that will solve the problems, and industry partnerships along the value chain appear to be on an exponential growth phase. All eyes are on how things will unfold in the new year and new decade.

The Plasteurope.com editorial team wishes you an enjoyable read in looking back on 2019 and all the best in 2020.
12.12.2019 Plasteurope.com [244065-0]
Published on 12.12.2019
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