David Baker, RPC Group Industry Affairs Director, is new Chairman of the Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP). He succeeds Eugenio Longo, Borealis Head of Sustainability and EU Affairs, who had been the Chairman of PCEP since its inception. Baker has over 35 years experience in the plastics packaging industry. He is RPC Group Industry Affairs Director and is also Chairman of INCPEN (the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment).
He is also active in the Council of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) and Vice President of the European Plastics Converters (EuPC). Polyolefins account for 50 % of the total amount of plastics consumed in Europe and 70 % of plastic packaging representing 40 % of European plastics demand application wise. 27 million tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste were collected in Europe in 2016 from which about 16 million tonnes are polyolefins and 12 million tonnes are polyolefins packaging waste. PCEP seeks to identify the barriers and opportunities to increase Europe’s polyolefins recycling and work towards ensuring the supply of high quality recycled polyolefins for the European market.