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The winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2023 were announced last week at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe in Amsterdam. The seven category winners exemplify progress in the circular use of plastics in today's products, as well as the recycling innovation and technology that enable these advancements. They are:
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  • Automotive, Electrical & Electronic Product: Electrolux 700 GreenZone MaxiSpace fridge freezer from Electrolux and Coolrec.
  • Building & Construction Product: Ridgidrain from Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation
  • Household & Leisure Product: Gardena Eco Line from Husqvarna Group
  • Plastic packaging Product: Container for fertilisers made from recycled plastics by PreZero Polymers GmbH, Kunststoff Recycling Grünstadt & Compo GmbH
  • Product technology innovation: Avient Colour Prediction Service by Avient Corporation
  • Recycling machine innovation: Two-stage process for more energy-efficient plastics recycling by ENGEL Austria GmbH

This year’s winner of the Plastics Recycling Ambassador is Manfred Hackl, CEO of the EREMA Group, described by the jury as the face of the industry’s technology leader.

Winners will receive a trophy, featuring a 3D printed base made of 100% recycled ABS plastic car dashboards and the multicoloured top cut by laser from compressed HDPE beach cleaning caps.

The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe are jointly organised by Plastics Recyclers Europe and Crain Communications, the organisers of PRSE. FIMIC SRL and EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen GmbH are platinum sponsors of the 2023 Awards.

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