Explore eREC’s carefully selected, fascinating, and useful range of webinars, presentations, and discussions focusing on trends and innovations. Various associations, organizations, and companies will provide daily information on trends, topics, and innovations from the recycling, waste management, and environmental service sectors using webinars, presentations, and discussions. Both visitors and exhibitors will have the opportunity to take advantage of the framework program to learn more about news and innovations from the industry.

Due to the Corona crisis, many events were postponed or canceled altogether. Especially the latter means that, unfortunately, valuable content is lost. However, eREC provides a solution since this event is the ideal platform to present all the presentations, discussions, and interviews that were planned for canceled events.

– The agenda is still under construction –

Monday, 31st of August, 2020, 10:00-10:45 am
Ewald Konrad, Komptech, Webinar: Innovative Lösungen für die Abfallwirtschaft (de)

Im Rahmen des Vortrags wird Herr Konrad über die globalen Megatrends, die dadurch entstehenden Herausforderungen und Potentiale für die Abfallwirtschaft, die individuellen technischen & wirtschaftlichen Lösungen von Komptech vorstellen und einen Ausblick in die Zukunft gewähren.


Monday, 31st of August, 2020, 12:00-12:30 pm
Frau Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gilian Gerke, Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Campustalk zum Studiengang Recycling u. Entsorgungsmanagement, Beitrag “Meere ohne Plastik: Fishing for Litter” (de)

Abfälle – Bürde oder Chance? Abfälle sind nicht wegzudenken in einer Gesellschaft, die jeden Tag Produkte auf den Markt bringt, konsumiert und sich bewegt. Dabei werden täglich Ressourcen verwendet und Abfälle entstehen. Oft hängt den Abfällen ein negatives Image an. Hierbei spielen die Kunststoffe eine besondere Rolle. Durch ihr großes Volumen, aber niedriges Gewicht sind sie bei falscher Entsorgung in der Umwelt sichtbar. Dazu gehört auch die passive und aktive Entsorgung von Abfällen in Gewässern. Gerade im Zusammenhang mit der Bedrohung von Tierwelt und Ökosystem wird die Emotionalität des Themas deutlich. Viele Projekte beschäftigen sich Wasserseitig mit der Entfernung von Abfällen aus Gewässern und die Säuberung von Ufern. Im Projekt Fishing for Litter unter der Leitung des NABU werden Fischer unterstützt ihren Beifang an Abfällen mit an Land zu bringen und in dort gesondert aufgestellten Containern zu entsorgen.

Foto: Matthias Piekacz 

Monday, 31st of August, 2020, 02:15-03:00 pm
Johannes Musseleck, INEOS Styrolution Group GmbH, Webinar: Styrenics – Made for Recycling (en)

At INEOS Styrolution, we strive to provide sustainable solutions to our customers and end-consumers by taking a responsible approach to our product portfolio across the entire value chain. We aim at making the circular economy for styrenics materials a reality by pursuing solutions including mechanical recycling, advanced recycling solutions such as depolymerisation and we offer the integration of renewable feedstock as a replacement for fossil fuel. In particular, we drive the depolymerisation of Polystyrene forward, a concept that is based on unique properties of the material that makes it the perfect material for the circular economy.

Monday, 31st of August, 2020, 03:15-04:00 pm
Elena Pack, Interseroh, Live-Webinar: Recyclingfähigkeit von Verpackungen – Made for Recycling (de)

Recyclingfähigkeit – was bedeutet das eigentlich und wie wird die Recyclingfähigkeit von Verpackungen bemessen? Einführung in die Bewertungsmethode MADE FOR RECYCLING und Vorstellung der zu tragekommenden Bewertungskriterien.

Monday, 31st of August, 2020, 04.15-05.00 pm
Marco Geiger, Umweltcluster Bayern, Live-Vorstellung des “Innovationsforum BIOVERPACKT” und ABSCHLUSSKONFERENZ zur eREC | LIVE-WEBINAR, IDEEN-WORKSHOP, MATCHMAKING BRUNCH (01.-04.09.) (de)

Bericht aus dem “Innovationsforum BIOVERPACKT – Recyclingfähige Verpackungen auf Basis nachwachsender Rohstoffe”, gefördert vom BMBF im Rahmen der Förderinitiative Innovationsforen Mittelstand. Kurzvorstellung des Abschlussprogramms | THEMEN-WEBINAR 3| 01.09. (09:30-14:30) “(Recyclingfähige)Verpackungen aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen & Best-Practice-Beispiele” und IDEEN-WORKSHOP 2| 03.09. (09:30-12:30) sowie MATCHMAKING BRUNCH | 04.09. (09:30-11:30) Speeddating von 10 min | www.innovationsforum-bioverpackt.de/

Monday, 31st of August, 2020, 05.15-05.45 pm
Evan Schwartz, AMCS Group, Webinar: AMCS’ Leading Software Solution for Paper Recycling (en)

As a Paper recycler you are tasked with procuring fiber, processing, and producing feedstock for the paper mill as efficiently as possible. From collecting recycled material from different suppliers, dealing with numerous sites, to dealing with transportation impact offers a challenge to effectively managing your supply costs. To assure that you are addressing these challenges, you need to have complete visibility of your operations.

In his presentation, Evan Schwartz, Vice President Services of AMCS will introduce you to the purpose built AMCS Platform solution. The system offers powerful reporting capabilities and allow you to easily configure the data, extract critical information and make important business decisions. From managing your scale house operations, creating standardised or custom pricing mechanisms, dealing with contamination problems, carrying out demand planning or creating supplier contracts. This session will show you that powerful technology is available to help you optimise your most critical business processes and improve your margins.

Monday, 31st of August, 2020, 06:00-06:45 pm
John Shegerian, ERI, Live-Webinar with Q&A: Recycling Electronics: Protecting the Planet … and Your Privacy (en)

As co-founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, John Shegerian has played a significant role in paving the way for the electronic recycling, data protection and ITAD industries as a whole. Shegerian has helped lead the company to its current standing as the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. Under his stewardship, ERI now has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every ZIP Code in the United States.

Tuesday, 01st of September, 2020, 10:30-11:00 am
Michael Zeppenfeldt, Doppstadt, Live-Webinar: Smarte, mobil-modulare Anlagen- und Aufbereitungskonzepte: Wie Sie mit Doppstadt Maschinenkombinationen flexibel und rentabel die steigenden Anforderungen erfüllen (de)

Kaum eine Branche in Deutschland ist mehr externen Einflussfaktoren unterlegen als die Entsorgungs- und Recyclingwirtschaft. Dies sind vor allem die sich laufend ändernden gesetzlichen Rahmenbedingungen wie z.B. die geplanten Novelle der Altholz- und Bioabfallverordnung, die Gewerbeabfallverordnung, aber auch schwankende Kapazitäten und Konditionen in Verbrennungs- und Aufbereitungsanlagen.

Herr Zeppenfeldt stellt in seinem Vortrag mobil-modulare Aufbereitungs- und Anlagenkonzepte aus dem Hause Doppstadt vor, mit denen Entsorgungs- und Recyclingunternehmen sowohl Wertschöpfung und Wirtschaftlichkeit, als auch Rechtssicherheit deutlich erhöhen können und dies bei geringstem Investitionsrisiko und sehr kurzen Refinanzierungszeiträumen.

Tuesday, 01st of September, 2020, 11:15-11:45 am
Richard Venema, Kooi, Live-Webinar: Rising Early Detection – Specialist in the Field of Overheating and Fire Detection (en)

Kooi delivers a mobile and fixed RED – Rising Early Detection system. This system will detect an increase of temperature and can detect fire at an early stage. Our systems is connected to our own alarm center (MARC certified). The operator analyses the incoming alarm and when the alarm is verified the customized alarm protocol comes into effect. The customer can check his site over an Online Portal with Live Picture, Live Temperature and some other features.

Tuesday, 01st of September, 2020, 12:00-12:30 pm
Jelle Saint-Germain, Ad Rem, Webinar: Plastic Sorting Solution for Japan (en)

In 2018, Japan exported over a million tons of plastics to Asia. The plastics that remained in Japan were mainly incinerated or landfilled. Meanwhile, China and other South-East Asian countries are increasingly limiting their plastic waste imports, and an amendment to the Basel Convention will likely further restrict all international movement of plastic waste by 2021. As a result, the Japanese government has started a campaign to promote the reduction, re-use and recycling of plastics. KK Planic, a recently established joint venture between Toyota Tsusho, Veolia Japan and Kojima Sanyo, has jumped on the bandwagon and will establish the largest plastic recycling facility in Japan. In this plant, the shredded plastics are separated in different fractionsbased on their density using the Ad Rem flotation system. Using electrostatic separation and Galloo Plastics technology further downstream, all recyclable plastics are separated in clean fractions and eventually compounded and pelletized. The new facility willprocess about 40.000 metric tons per year of plastic material coming from various sources such as automobiles, home appliances, palettes and containers, and packaging materials from distribution centers and shopping centers. By combining different technologies and processes, the plant will be the first of its kind, tackling the complete plastic recycling chain from A to Z.

Tuesday, 01st of September, 2020, 01:45-02:00 pm
Florian Heßler, URT Umwelt- und Recyclingtechnik, Webinar: URT – Toner Cartridge Recycling Plant (en)

The core concept of the URT toner cartridge recycling plant is based on cracking the cartridges to separate the toner powder from the solid fractions. The challenge of the plant is to enable a safe operation. To ensure a save treatment of the toner cartridges we have developed an explosion and fire prevention and extinguishing concept. Through well-known post treatment steps ferrous and non-ferrous metals can be separated easily.

Tuesday, 01st of September, 2020, 02:15-02:45 pm
Conor Dowd, AMCS Group, Webinar: Using Technology to Gain an Advantage in Metal Recycling (en)

Learn about innovation in technology for the metal recycling industry.

In this webinar AMCS Group will discuss how technology can help you deal with today’s challenges using innovative technologies to increase productivity, improve efficiency, and ensure compliance.
Conor Dowd of AMCS will discuss how managing a metal recycling enterprise has become increasingly complex and competitive in the global economy. Multi-location commercial recyclers and brokers need reliable information in near real-time to effectively manage their end-to-end operations. He will touch on how technology can help you deal with today’s challenges using innovative technologies to increase productivity, improve efficiency, and ensure compliance.

Tuesday, 01st of September, 2020, 04:15-05:00 pm
Gary Moore, UNTHA UK, Live-Webinar: Innovation Showcase – How to Shred up to 200 Mattresses per Hour (en)

They’re one of the bulkiest waste products that operators are tasked with handling, which goes some way to explaining why mattresses – globally – represent a significant recycling problem. But technological innovations mean up to 100% of the materials typically ‘locked’ within a used mattress can now be extracted for recycling or energy recovery. Join shredding specialist Gary Moore to find out more.

Wednesday, 02nd of September, 2020, 10:00-10:30 am
Rogier de Klein, AMCS Group, Webinar: Smart Waste Collection Based on Forecasting Algorithms and IoT (en)

Learn more about how forecasting algorithms and IoT are reshaping waste collection services.

In this presentation, Rogier de Klein, intelligent optimisation solution advisor at AMCS, will run you through the innovative technologies for optimising your waste collection services. He will discuss some of the best practices for leveraging technology for optimising route planning and dispatching, and the significant savings this can bring to waste management and recycling businesses. This information-packed session will give you valuable insights to help you optimise your business processes, productivity, efficiency and sustainability.

Wednesday, 02nd of September, 2020, 10:45-11:00 Uhr
Malte Biss, Flustix GmbH, Vortrag: Recycling – Erfolgreich, wenn Verbraucher auf Green-Claiming vertrauen können (de)

Unabhängige Prüfungen, Audits und unabhängige Konformitätsbewertung sowie Siegel-Vergabe sind der Grundstein für Verbraucher-Vertrauen. Genau dieses wünschen sich die Bürger zum Thema Green-Claiming. Auf EU-Ebene wird derzeit geprüft, ob Hersteller-Eigendeklarationen zum Thema Nachhaltigkeit eines rechtsverbindlichen Nachweises bedürfen, und ja – das wird kommen. Flustix bietet bereits jetzt eine unabhängige, sichere Auszeichnung rezyklierter Waren, Halbzeuge und Komponenten.

Wednesday, 02nd of September, 2020, 11:15-11:45 am
Heike Munro and Kurt Utler, U-Tech, Interview: Unfälle auf dem Recyclinghof: Strategien zur Risikominimierung (de)

Arbeitsunfälle haben oft fatale Folgen – für Mitarbeiter, wie für Arbeitgeber. Recyclingunternehmen stehen somit vor der Herausforderung, Sicherheitslevels zu maximieren. In erster Linie entscheidend: Pressen sowie Förderbänder abzusichern und Zusammenstöße mit Fahrzeugen zu verhindern. Damit das effizient gelingt, braucht es ein individuell zugeschnittenes Konzept. Wie kann das aussehen? Und welche Rolle spielen Warn- und Sicherheitssysteme bei der Prävention? Heike Munro und Kurt Utler, Geschäftsleitung der U-Tech Maschinensicherheit stellen strategische Ansätze vor und diskutieren konkrete Maßnahmen.

Wednesday, 02nd of September, 2020, 12:00-12:45 pm
Daniel Wresnik, UNTHA shredding technology GmbH, Live-Webinar: Vorteile der 1-stufigen Kabel- und Aluschrottaufbereitung anhand von Best Practice Beispielen (de)

Was sind die aktuellen Herausforderungen von Metallrecycling Unternehmen in Bezug auf die Aufbereitung und welche Anforderungen stellen diese an eine Maschinenauslegung? Anhand von verschiedenen Best Practice Beispielen werden die wirtschaftlichen und technischen Vorteile der 1-stufigen Aufbereitung von verschiedenen Materialströmen dargestellt.

Wednesday, 02nd of September, 2020, 02:30-03:00 pm
Luisa Macchion and Emanuele Zilio, Forrec, Webinar: The Right Steps to a Profitable Recycling Technology (en)

Forrec will guide the public towards the steps to be taken to choose the most appropriate technology for the shredding challenges posed by different types of waste. The company has twenty years of experience in the design, production and management of single machines and complete plants for the treatment of any type of urban or industrial solid waste.

Wednesday, 02nd of September, 2020, 03:15-03:30 pm
Klaus Wohnig, APK AG, Webinar: Newcycling® – Closing Cycles for Complex Plastic Packaging Waste in a Circular EU Plastics Economy (en)

APK’s presentation will outline major trends in the public debate of how a circular economy for plastics can become reality across the EU. Furthermore, we will showcase that mixed plastic waste fractions – e.g. flexible multilayer packaging waste – indeed can be recycled to high-quality secondary raw materials. In this context we will discuss the relevance of innovative recycling technology such as APK’s advanced physical process Newcycling® and will distinct it from other established and innovative technologies. Last but not least APK will share some recent success cases on de-inking during recycling operation, on replacement of virgin LDPE material in flexible detergent packaging and on inclusion of recycled content into plastic barrier laminates for tubes.

Wednesday, 02nd of September, 2020, 03:45-04:30 pm
Daniela Entzian, BDSV e.V., Webinar: Perspektiven des Stahlrecyclings – signifikanter Beitrag zum Klimaschutz (de)

Aufgaben und Bedeutung der Stahlrecyclingwirtschaft werden von Daniela Entzian, die bei der Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Stahlrecycling- und Entsorgungsunternehmen als Referentin für Betriebswirtschaft und Steuern tätig ist, mit Daten und Fakten vermittelt.

Mehr als 630 Mio. t Stahlschrott werden jährlich weltweit in Stahlwerken und Gießereien eingesetzt. Mit der Bereitstellung qualitätsgesicherter Sekundärrohstoffe leistet die Stahlrecyclingwirtschaft national und international einen bedeutenden Beitrag zum Umwelt- und Ressourcenschutz und nimmt eine zentrale Rolle bei der Weiterentwicklung der Kreislaufwirtschaft ein.

Wednesday, 02nd of September, 2020, 04:45-05.00 pm
Andrea Piccioni,
Tiger Depack (Cesaro Mac Import), Webinar: Tiger Depack Waste Treatment Technologies (en)

Tiger Depack has been producing for ten years technical solutions aimed to high performance recovery. Food Waste, Production’s Rejects as well as Scraps made by Waste Treatment processes are just some examples of main matrices valorized through our de-packagers. We manufacture highest reliability equipment keeping into account the specificity of each kind of matrice to be recovered in a manner that allows disposal cost cutting according to regulations issued locally and globally. Since the beginning Tiger Depack has set the goal to fill the technological voids, thanks to this need twelve years ago the first de-packager produced by Tiger Depack was able to recover up to 98% of content form its packaging in a 20 squared meter foot print working up to 15 ton per hour. This impressive overall result, since that moment, has allowed to achieve a highest final performance in a single step using the smallest footprint.

Wednesday, 02nd of September, 2020, 06:00-06:45 pm
Panel Discussion: Innovations in Recycling

Thursday, 03rd of September, 2020, 10:00-10:15 am
Dr. Clemens Pues, PreZero Recycling Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Live-Webinar: Closed Loop – Circular Economy with PreZero (en)

Dr. Clemens Pues, Managing director of PreZero Recycling Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG presents our broad portfolio of a circular Economy with PreZero.

PreZero is one of the leading environmental service providers in Germany, Europe and North America. The company’s services range from waste disposal to sorting and processing of recyclable materials at more than 90 locations. We have committed ourselves to saving resources and minimizing the amount of waste that cannot be recycled to zero – precisely PreZero. As part of the Schwarz Group, we are the only company on the market that offers a completely closed materials loop. In this speech Dr. Clemens Pues presents our broad portfolio.


Thursday, 03rd of September, 2020, 12:00-12:30 pm
Mark Abbas, AMCS Group, Webinar: Infusing Technology in the Waste & Recycling Business Model (en)

More and more leading waste & recycling companies are fundamentally changing the way they do business by infusing technology into the business model to drive efficiency, to accelerate growth, and to build a first-class Customer experience. To be successful, companies do not only need to change what they do but will also need to rethink how they do it. A strong technology foundation is critical for long term success.

Mark, Chief Marketing Officer at AMCS Group, is an IT executive with a track record of over 20 years in the Waste & Recycling industry. As the CEO of GMT Europe, a company that was acquired by AMCS in 2016, he led the company to international growth and successfully completed a number of acquisitions. Mark acted as evangelist in the Waste & Recycling market working closely with the product teams to keep the IT solutions on the front line of innovation, designing new features and capabilities.

Thursday, 03rd of September, 2020, 03:45-04:15 pm
Jason Gates, Compology, Webinar: Waste Management 4.0 & Tech Trends – Introducing Waste Metering Powered by Artificial Intelligence (en)

For decades, we’ve been able to meter utilities like water, electricity and gas. Now, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence technology allow us to meter waste and recycling to drive towards efficiency, cost savings and zero waste and diversion goals. Join Jason Gates, CEO and co-founder of Compology, the leading provider of AI-powered waste and recycling metering solutions, for a session on the latest industry and technology trends.

Thursday, 03rd of September, 2020, 04:30-05:15 pm
Prof. Edward Kosior, Nextek Limited, Webinar: Closing the Loop on Food-Grade PP

NEXTLOOPP is a multi-client project that will create circular food-grade recycled PP from post-consumer packaging. This webinar highlights the recycling challenges polypropylene (PP) creates due to its multiple uses in a wide range of formats, and how we plan to resolve it.
The webinar presents the mission and the vision of this ground-breaking project and highlights the innovative pathway to the circular PP model via the NEXTLOOPP systems and technologies. We have the technologies to complete the loop with food-grade recycled PP and contribute to the plastic circular economy. Prof. Edward Kosior, Managing Director, Nextek Limited, along with experts in the sector contributing via short video clips and written quotes.

Thursday, 03rd of September, 2020, 06:00-06:45 pm
John Shegerian, ERI, Webinar: Hardware Hacking of Discarded Electronics is the Overlooked CyberCrime (en)

As co-founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, John Shegerian has played a significant role in paving the way for the electronic recycling, data protection and ITAD industries as a whole. Shegerian has helped lead the company to its current standing as the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. Under his stewardship, ERI now has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every ZIP Code in the United States.

Friday, 04th of September, 2020, 10:00-10:45 am
Dr. Alexis Katechakis
, fors.earth GmbH, Live-Webinar: Quo Vadis Waste Management – From Classical Disposal and Recycling to a Circular Economy (en)

How is the role of waste management and waste disposal companies changing and what does this implicate for future business development? Dr. Alexis Katechakis, Managing Director at fors.earth GmbH, will reflect upon challenges and chances of waste disposal companies regarding sustainability and the transformation towards a circular economy in different industries.


Friday, 04th of September, 2020, 11:00-11:45 am
Christian Pollklesener, AMCS Group, Webinar: Your Processes from A to Z with AMCS Recycling Software (en)

In his presentation Christian Pollklesener is addressing how the AMCS Recycling Software offers plastic, paper and metal recyclers a comprehensive coverage of all their business processes giving full insights into their operation. This innovative end-to-end solution provides an extended range of industry specific functionalities such as material procurement, contract management, disposition with individual container tracking, weighing processes with material diagnosis, production, invoicing, accounting and a customer portal. In his presentation Christian will show how the different modules in AMCS Recycling Software are closely interlinked and, combined into one integrated solution, can be a great asset for recycling companies.


Friday, 04th of September, 2020, 12:00-12:45 pm
Emmanuel Katrakis, EuRIC,
Webinar: The new CEAP in a Post-Crisis Situation: A Recycler’s Perspective (en)

Mr. Emmanuel KATRAKIS serves as Secretary General of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) since September 2014. Emmanuel is responsible for the continuous development of the Confederation which represents today, through its Member Federations, more than 5.500 recycling businesses across Europe processing different waste streams (household, commercial & industrial waste, WEEE, ELVs). Raising awareness about the instrumental role played by recycling in sustainable development and fostering recycling friendly policy measures are among his priorities. Emmanuel is a regular speaker in international conferences dealing with recycling and a member of different expert groups set up by European institutions aiming at supporting the transition towards a more circular economy. Emmanuel is graduated in European law from the College of Europe and the University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas.

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