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Peter Sundt has been involved in environmental affairs for almost 30 years. Plastics is his speciality and he is thus often called Peter Plast. He held the position as Managing Director for Plastretur from 1996 until 2005. Plastretur is the material company for plastic packaging and agriculture film in Norway.
Internationally, he has also been active in this field. Since 2005 Peter Sundt, has been the Secretary General of EPRO, European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations. During the period from the start- up of EPRO in 1997 until 2005 Peter was a board member. Today EPRO has 22 members from 16 countries. The aim of EPRO is to exchange technical knowledge, experiences and best practice between its members and other partners within the field of organising plastic packaging and agriculture plastics recycling schemes. EPRO prioritizes this year three topics: Ecomodulation of fees, how to measure recycling and chemical recycling.
Peter Sundt is partner and senior adviser in Mepex Consult AS, a Norwegian consultancy working within waste management both in Norway and abroad. During the last years, Peter has been working on several projects related to plastic recycling, take back systems and national waste plans. During the last years he has been involved in projects on marine littering inclusive possible producer responsibility solutions, microplastic sources and relevant measures. He is also working on design for recyclability and use of recycled plastics in new packaging.
Since December 2017 he has been chairman of the Board for Handelens Miljøfond, the Retailers Environmental fund. The ambition of the Fund is to increase resource efficiency, reduce littering and reduce the use of shopping bags. In total contribute to a long- term difference. As of 15 August, retailers who are members of the Fund will pay 50 øre (6 €- cent) per plastic shopping bag to the Fund.