EuPC is committed to promote the most appropriate plastics waste management options according to the different social, geographical, environmental and economic circumstances: material (mechanical and feedstock) recycling.
Plastics are at the heart of providing the answer to a continued drive towards Sustainable Development.
Created in 1989 at the initiative of six national plastics processing associations, EuPC was formed after the dissolution of Eutraplast and AEC. EuPC was set up to influence the EU decision-making process of regulations affecting its industry.
In 1995, EuPC started to adapt its organisational structure in order to represent effectively the market interests of the European plastics converting industry. The association needed to focus its activities more on market development without losing the issues management and the common problems affecting plastics converters such as Health, Safety and Environment, Raw Materials, Trade and Communication.
In December 2001, new structure with 3 divisions: Packaging, Building & Construction, Automotive & Transport. A Policy Forum was also set up for the members to review yearly the EuPC policies and provide advice and information to the Steering Committee.
In May 2002, enlarged European membership with new national plastics associations from EU candidate countries.
EuPC is the professional representative body of plastics converters within Europe whose activity embraces all sectors of the plastics converting industry including recycling.
Founded in 1989, the Association focuses its activities on market development as well as on the issues management and the common problems affecting plastics converters such as Health, Safety and Environment, Raw Materials, Trade or Communication.
EuPC members are national plastics processing associations representing the plastics converting industry and/or the manufacturing sectors in more than 20 countries, and about 25 European sectorial associations representing at a European level a particular sector/market/material of the plastics processing industry.
EuPC`s overall objective is to defend and promote the interests of the European plastics converting industry through the following activities
- Voicing the industry`s opinion towards European and international institutions and non-governmental organisations;
- Maintaining relationships with corresponding organisations in Europe and worldwide;
- Carrying out business surveys, studies and research projects in all aspects of the plastics processing industry.
Several Sector Groups have already been set up inside the EuPC structure representing a specific product or sector on the European level. These Sector Groups are considered as members of EuPC within the general activities.
EuPC is structured into 3 Market Divisions representing the main markets of the plastics converting industry: Packaging, Building and Construction, Automotive and Transport. Other Divisions can be set up by decision of the EuPC Steering Committee.
- EuPC Packaging Division
- EuPC Building and Construction
- EuPC Automotive and Transport Division
Four ``Horizontal Committees`` complete and strengthen this structure, each having interactions with the three Divisions
- Health, Safety and Environment Committee
- Raw Materials Committee
- Trade Policy Committee
- Communication Committee
The ``Policy Forum`` gathers all the members of EuPC once a year to review the EuPC Policies and provide advice and information to the Steering Committee.