Bernard Merkx


Bernard Merkx is a social entrepreneur who held several senior management positions in the internationational plastics recycling and plastics converting industry for nearly 25 years, before starting his own consultancy company, GreenWavePlastics.
Bernard holds a degree in Business Administration (Polytechnics), is member of several international advisory committees and is co-author of several studies and booklets.
Bernard is managing director of both Brussels-based trade associations European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and European Single ply Waterproofing Association (ESWA).
He is also among others CIO and Board of Directors Member of Plastix AS in Denmark, Honorary President of Plastics Recyclers Europe, co-founder of Waste Free Oceans Foundation and has a vast international network both in the public and private sector.
Circularity has been a key driver throughout his career.

How to enter the event


  1. Click on the link that will be sent on the day of the conference

  2. It is recommended that you use Chrome web browser.

  3. Select an attendee ticket and click “join event”.

  4. You will be redirected to a sign-up page. Please create an account with the email address you have registered with and click sign-up. If you already have a Hopin account, please log in with your details.

  5. You have now entered the conference. On the left side of your screen, you will see different tabs:


is where you can find all the information about the conference (agenda, bio of speakers, schedule with timings etc.)


is where the main speeches and the panel discussion will happen.


for a better connection, we recommend you close any video call softwares of websites. During the breaks, you have the possibility to connect with other participants. You can do so in two ways:

Click on the Networking tab and you will be connected automatically with a fellow event participant who also wants to network.

Look for the person you want to connect with on the attendee list (this list can be found by clicking on "people" on the right side of your screen) click on the name of the person you would like to talk to and invite him/her for a video call.

How to ask a question to the panelists

Write your question on the event chat, the moderator will have it in front of her/him and will pick relevant questions to ask the speakers.