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Pyrowave will take part in the first international Québec-France forum in an effort to Find innovative solutions to the global plastics issue

2019-02-04 / Press room

Montréal, Februay 4¸ 2019 — Pyrowave is proud to join Éco Entreprises Québec’s (ÉEQ) delegation at the First International Québec-France Forum on innovations in plastic packaging recycling solutions, which will be held in Paris on February 4 and 5. Pyrowave shares in the ambition to facilitate and implement winning conditions for the deployment of innovative technologies for the recycling of plastic packaging.

Presented jointly by ÉEQ and Citeo, this Forum, titled “Plastic Solutions: Innovations in recycling on both sides of the Atlantic”, will welcome over 300 participants from Canada and Europe. In direct alignment with the goals set forth in the Ocean Plastics Charter signed by G7 nations, the Forum offers an innovative collaborative approach that brings together manufacturers, corporations, recyclers and investors in order to effect true change in the search for solutions.

“We are thrilled to present our polystyrene microwave recycling technology to the 300 investors, brand owners, elected officials and plastic recycling supply chain representatives gathered today to discuss new avenues to tackle the number one global issue of our century”, says Jocelyn Doucet, Pyrowave CEO. The Pyrowave technology is at commercial stage and the Forum offers a great opportunity to develop new partnerships with many key industry stakeholders. It is with the collaboration of the whole value chain that we will make it happen”, concludes Mr. Doucet.

“On this rare occasion, all parties involved in the plastics chain will come together. We are convinced that such an important mobilization targeting a world-wide issue will help introduce innovative solutions. Moreover, the companies, whom we represent and who use and market these plastic packaging products, are also part of that solution”, said Maryse Vermette, ÉEQ President and CEO.

Establishing relations between ambitious participants and innovative projects

The Forum’s program will enable participants to meet individually with 13 cutting-edge start-ups in the area of plastics recycling: Pyrowave (Canada), APK (Germany), Carbios (France), Demeto (Italy/Switzerland), Fraunhofer IVV (Germany), Garbo (Italy), IFP Énergies nouvelles (France), Ioniqa Technologies (Netherlands), JEPLAN (Japan), Loop Industries (Canada), Polystyvert (Canada), PureCycle Technologies (United States of America), and Recycling Technologies (United Kingdom). Additionally, many networking opportunities will be available in order to facilitate knowledge and experience sharing between participants.

Accelerating innovation in the area of plastics recycling

G7 countries have set the ambitious goal of recycling 100% of all plastics by 2040. There are over 150 million tonnes of plastic residue in the planet’s oceans, making plastics recycling a truly urgent world matter. Innovative recycling technologies, in conjunction with existing methods, will enable us to reach those goals.


A leader in microwave plastic recycling and a member of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, Pyrowave was nominated in the Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch List in 2017. Through a patented technology – the Catalytic Microwave Depolymerization –, Pyrowave processes locally value added products to be reused by the chemical industry in the production of new plastics. Pyrowave thereby provides an innovative circular economy solution to meet the global challenge of plastic recycling.

About Éco Entreprises Québec

Éco Entreprises Québec is a private non-profit organization that represents the companies that place containers, packaging and printed matter on the market in Québec in their responsibility to finance the costs of effective and efficient municipal curbside recycling services. As an expert, ÉEQ optimizes the curbside recycling value chain and implements innovative approaches with a view to sustainable development and circular economy.

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Source: PYROWAVE and Éco Entreprises Québec


Virginie Bussières
Vice-President, Communications, Marketing and Government Relations

Éco Entreprises Québec
Martine Robert
514 212-7812

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