NETHERLANDS – Manfred Hackl, CEO of Ansfelden, Austria-based Erema Group GmbH, has been awarded the accolade Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe.
The award is given in honor of personalities who are particularly committed to plastics recycling.
Manfred Hackl has been with Erema since 1995 and, before joining the management team, was responsible for the product development and market launch of Vacurema technology that closed the loop in the bottle-to-bottle segment efficiently and cost-effectively.
In his current role as CEO of the Erema Group and in various roles in well-known national and international associations, he promotes plastics recycling and circular economy across the industry, regionally and throughout Europe – especially at the EU level – encouraging everybody in the industry to work together.
Commenting on the award, Hackl said: “I dedicate the Recycling Ambassador of the Year award to the employees at the Erema Group.
“This year we are celebrating our 40th anniversary, and this award, just like the many we have received for our technologies over the years, shows that we can be very proud of what we have accomplished and achieved together during this time.”
In the past business year 2022/23 alone, the extruders supplied by the companies within the Erema Group delivered an additional 1.6 million tonnes of recycling capacity.
Plastic Recycling Show Europe also recognized other six categories including: Automotive, Electrical & Electronic Product won by Electrolux 700 GreenZone MaxiSpace fridge freezer; Building & Construction Product won by Ridgidrain by Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanization; among other winners.
“In the six years these awards have been running, it has been so pleasing to follow the advances that are being made in the recycling of plastics for high quality, branded consumer goods in everyday use,” said Matt Barber, Global Events Director, Crain Communications.
Fittingly, the trophy presented to each winner has a 3D printed base made from 100% recycled ABS plastic car dashboards and features a multi-color top, laser cut from compressed HDPE beach clean-up bottle caps.
The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe are organized jointly by Plastics Recyclers Europe and Crain Communications, organizers of PRSE. FIMIC SRL and EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen GmbH are platinum sponsors of the 2023 Awards.
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