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Clean Planet chair The European Plastic Summit 2023: Paving the Way for Plastic Circularity



Last week The European Plastic Summit 2023, held in Frankfurt, was a pivotal event, marked by insightful discussions and presentations from industry leaders such as Covestro, Dow, LyondellBasell, Neste, and Sabic.


The Summit, chaired by Clean Planet Energy's CTO and co-founder Dr. Andrew Odjo, and VP of New Ventures Dr. Katerina Garyfalou, provided a significant step forward in addressing the challenges and opportunities of plastic waste and recycling and represented the plastic industry's push towards circularity.


Industry leaders from Covestro, Dow, LyondellBasell, Neste, and Sabic (among other) took part in panels, keynotes and interviews about the future of Sustainable plastics.
Industry leaders from Covestro, Dow, LyondellBasell, Neste, and Sabic (among others) took part in panels, keynotes and interviews about the future of Sustainable plastics.

The European plastic industry is at a crossroads, with recycling trends showing a clear shift towards sustainability. The summit highlighted how Europe is leading the way in adopting circular economy principles, aiming to reduce reliance on virgin plastics and increase the use of recycled materials. This shift is crucial in tackling the pressing issue of plastic pollution while meeting the growing demand for plastics in various sectors.


The European Plastic Summit 2023 was not just a gathering of experts; it was a testament to the collaborative efforts required to transform the plastic industry. It reinforced the need for ongoing innovation, sustainable practices, and strong leadership in the journey towards a more circular and sustainable future.

As Clean Planet Energy, we are proud to have led this significant event and remain committed to driving change in the industry.



Clean Planet Energy chaired the European Plastics Summit 2023. Dr. Andrew Odjo (right) & Dr. Katerina Garyfalou (left)
CPE chaired the European Plastics Summit 2023. Dr. Andrew Odjo (right) & Dr. Katerina Garyfalou (left)

In closing the European Plastic Summit 2023, Dr. Andrew Odjo delivered the keynote speech that resonated deeply with all attendees. His talk, positioned at the summit's conclusion, not only summarized the key themes and insights from the event but also projected a vision for the future of plastic recycling and sustainability.


Dr. Odjo emphasized the urgent need for collaborative efforts across industries to tackle the plastic waste challenge. He highlighted Clean Planet Energy's innovative approaches and technological advancements in converting plastic waste into clean energy, showcasing how these solutions can be game changers in the industry. His message was clear and inspiring: it's time to accelerate our efforts towards a circular economy, where plastic waste becomes a valuable resource rather than an environmental burden. Dr. Odjo's speech perfectly encapsulated the spirit of the summit – a commitment to action, innovation, and collaboration for a sustainable future.


Conference Chair, Dr. Andrew Odjo, delivers the opening keynote address.
Conference Chair, Dr. Andrew Odjo, delivers the closing keynote address.

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