Covid-19 urged us to totally reschedule and reorganize the Second International Conference on a Circular Economy for Plastics and Textiles. We are happy to present to you our adapted - yet equally interesting - program that will take place in a guaranteed corona proof online setting.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this virtual conference.



Start of the session: 14.00 hours

Welcoming speech and opening of the conference by Jan Laperre, general manager, Centexbel

Chairperson: Myriam Vanneste, Centexbel

The aim of the European Green Deal and how it will be implemented

Emmanuelle Maire, Head of Unit ENV.B1 ‘Sustainable Productions, Products and Consumption’

The way to circularity for the Plastics Industry in Europe

Alexandre Dangis, EuPC

Digital Recycling

Patrick Etesse, The Coca-Cola Company

A European Circular Strategy to support economic recovery

Dirk Vantyghem, Euratex

Walk the talk. From cotton waste to new fibre on industrial scale with REFIBRA™ technology

Sonja Zak, Lenzing


Closing of the First conference day


Poster show 

End of the session: 17.30 hours


Start of the session: 09.30 hours

Chairperson: Stijn Devaere, Centexbel


Supply Textiles

ESG Green, Post-Consumer Recycled Denim Yarns and #hackyourjeans

Julie Lietaer, European Spinning Group

Supply Plastics

Unlocking the circularity of polystyrene

Herman Van Roost, Styrenics Circular Solutions

Demand Textiles

Design with the end in mind: the turning point

Luca Bertamini, Aquafil

Demand Textiles

The circular masterbatch: where the metal, plastics and textile industries meet

Wim De Vos, Campine


RETEX: recycling of textile waste streams

Daniël Verstraete, Centexbel

Technology and solutions for plastics and fiber recycling

Wolfgang Hermann, Erema


Closing of the Second conference day


Poster show

End of the session: 13.00 hours


Before the start of the conference, all participants will receive a link to the secured webpage featuring the presentations.

Registration fees

Entire conference = 15/12/2020 (afternoon) and 16/12/2020 (morning)

  • Regular participants: € 200
  • Centexbel members, sponsors, participants presenting a scientific poster: € 180

One conference day = 15/12/2020 (afternoon) or 16/12/2020 (morning)

  • Regular participants: € 120
  • Centexbel members, sponsors, participants presenting a scientific poster: € 100

All prices are VAT excluded.

Registration form


We are very grateful to our sponsors in helping us to turn this online conference into a success!

If your company is also interested in a targeted visibility by sponsoring the International Conference on a Circular Economy for Textiles and Plastics, please contact:

Scientific poster presentations

All posters will be presented during the conference.

Before the start of the conference, all participants will receive a link to the secured webpage featuring the posters and presentations.

Aiming for Water and Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling 

Pedro Magalhães, Tintex Textiles 

Biogears: developing biobased ropes for use in mussel and seaweed aquaculture 

Leire Arantzamendi, AZTI. Tecnologías Marinas 

Decoat: debonding of coated materials 

Ine De Vilder, Centexbel 

Multicycle – Sustainable recycling processes for plastic-based multi-materials 

Birgit Stubbe, Centexbel 

Recycoat: Recycling of coated and laminated materials 

Stijn Van Vrekhem, Centexbel 

Remadyl – Removal of Legacy Substances from polyvinylchloride (PVC) via a continuous and sustainable extrusion process 

Isabel De Schrijver, Centexbel 

Step-by-Step Recycling of Polyurethane’s Building Blocks 

Pegah Zahedifar, University of Antwerp 

Unlimited recycling – cocreation projects to support circularity 

Isabel De Schrijver, Centexbel 

Urbanrec – The valorisation of urban bulky waste textiles and plastics 

Birgit Stubbe, Centexbel

Ancient hemp fiber as a driver of circularity in the textile sector? 

Katrien Vandepitte, HOGENT

Basalt fibers for textiles: circularity and end-of-life solutions

Wouter Verbouwe, Basaltex

NOOSA®, the bio-based circular textile fiber

Luna Aslan, NOOSA