Speaker Bio


Ben Kras

Ben Kras

CEO/General Manager, Kras Recycling BV, Netherlands

Ben Kras was born and raised in Volendam, a nice village on the “IJselmeer” and near Amsterdam. Volendam is also the place where his family business started back in 1951. The buisiness with Kras’s grandfather and a collection of old clothes, metals and later on paper waste scrap. In 1976, Kras’s father and uncle took over the business and expanded the business with the collection and trading of plastic waste scrap as well. Since 2002, the 3th generation “Kras” stepped into the business and meanwhile,e Kras is grown to a company with 5 depots in Holland, 1 in Belgium, a plastic recycling facility in Kosovo and a sales office in Hong Kong. As co-founder of Circular Plastics, Kras Recycling BV plays an active role towards a more circular economy with the development of ‘closed loop’ systems for plastic packaging and non-packaging products.

Besides his role as CEO at Kra Recycling, Ben Kras is also co-chairman of the Dutch Plastic Association “NRK-Recycling”.