Designing plastics packaging for chemical recycling

by Christine Leveque, Director Business Innovation, Suez

There is a a widespread belief that Chemical Recycling processes allow to recycle the mechanically unrecyclable mixed polymer packaging. However thermo-chemical processes like Pyrolysis also need quality feedstock to produce quality oil !

The presentation will explain why it is essential for the circularity of plastics to continue the industry efforts in redesigning multi-polymers into mono-polymer packaging.


About Christine Leveque

Christine is Director Business Innovation for the business unit Benelux and Germany at SUEZ. In her function, Christine leads a team of engineers and marketeers facilitating and accelerating the emergence of new circular business ventures.

The last years have seen her focusing on projects related to the recycling of plastics, and more specifically polyolefins used in packaging.

Christine holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U-Mons Polytechnical faculty in Belgium.

From the revamping of nuclear power plants to the development of biogas stations, Christine spent half of her career taking care of the energy resource, before making the move towards the material resource.

Christine is a registered expert at the European Commission for aspects related to the circular economy, and is member of the board of PETCORE Europe and MATERIA NOVA research centre in Belgium.

About Suez

Demographic and urban growth, global warming and natural resources shortages has driven a worldwide shift towards a growth model that consumes less resources. Shaping a sustainable environment now is at the very heart of our strategy.

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