Marc Spekreijse to be director of Circular Plastics NL as of Feb. 1, 2023

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As of February 1, 2023, Marc Spekreijse is the director of Circular Plastics NL. In this position, Marc is responsible for building up and expanding the National Growth Fund program Circular Plastics NL, in which industry and the research community work together to technologically innovate and make the value chain of plastic products circular.

As director, Marc will lead the Circular Plastics NL office and the (yet to be recruited) program managers and the office. Moreover, he will ensure the operational liaison with both the Ministry of Economic Affairs, RVO and NWO for launching and monitoring calls, and with the Ministry of I&W, to ensure alignment with policy, legislation, and European developments.

Bert van der Zwaan, board chairman Circular Plastics NL:

"We are very happy with the arrival of Marc, whom we see as the perfect connector of all parties who want to work towards a society that is circular in the crucial field of plastics. He is the right man to build Circular Plastics NL into a key player within the Dutch circular economy and a leading initiative in Europe."

About Marc Spekreijse

Marc studied chemical engineering with a specialization in materials science / polymer technology. After starting in research at AkzoNobel, he then held various positions in engineering/innovation, marketing, sales, business and general management at home and abroad. Within the chemicals division of the German family-owned company Würth, he was CEO of several companies active in coatings and specialty chemicals. Most recently, he was active in the packaging industry.

Marc on circular plastics:

"We cannot continue to endlessly use fossil fuels as a raw material for plastics, but neither can we do without these materials in our daily lives. The Circular Plastics NL program offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the necessary transition to more circularity. This transition requires huge investments, efforts and innovation throughout the value chain. We can accelerate that with this National Growth Fund program. With my academic background and international business experience, I hope to contribute to a more effective collaboration between industry, government and the research community."

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