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24th Annual Packaging Waste & Sustainability Forum

Fitting The Circular Economy Into Your Business

March 2017

Brussels, Belgium, Venue TBC

See What You Missed In 2016

Bringing you the latest on the new proposals for packaging and packaging waste

  • Delegates heard from the European Commission, MEPs and Councils Presidency
  • Delegates found out what everyone in the supply chain is doing and aiming to do in order to reduce packaging waste levels and bring about greater sustainability achievements
  • Analysed developments in creating harmonised EPR schemes which commonly define rules and guidelines
  • Delegates found out what is being done to improve packaging design, functionality and marketing
  • Heard from material providers, retailers, waste management consultancies, food manufacturers and packaging companies

NETWORK DEVELOPMENT LUNCH
Coloured dots on name badges corresponded with lunch tables so delegates got to meet new people
over lunch.

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM
Delegates asked pressing questions to the speakers and put forward their views to fellow attendees.

INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSIONS
- Stakeholder’s Standpoint on Proposed Changes to the PPWD
- Are the New Targets Achievable?
- What is Needed to Improve Separate Collection Systems?

Daniel  Calleja Crespo, Director General, DG Environment, European Commission
Daniel Calleja Crespo

Director General, DG Environment

European Commission

Louis  Lindenberg , Global Packaging Sustainability Director , Unilever
Louis Lindenberg

Global Packaging Sustainability Director

Unilever

Margrete  Auken , MEP, Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA)
Margrete Auken

MEP

Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA)

Hans  van Bochove , Vice-President Public Affairs, Europe , Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc
Hans van Bochove

Vice-President Public Affairs, Europe

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc

Michele Galatola, Product Team Leader, DG Environment, European Commission
Michele Galatola

Product Team Leader, DG Environment

European Commission

Laurence   Perrayon-Daniel, Quality & Development Packaging Manager, HEINEKEN
Laurence Perrayon-Daniel

Quality & Development Packaging Manager

HEINEKEN

Simon Webb, Global Government Relations & Public Policy , Procter & Gamble
Simon Webb

Global Government Relations & Public Policy

Procter & Gamble

Sirpa  Pietikäinen , MEP, European Parliament
Sirpa Pietikäinen

MEP

European Parliament

David  Odier, Development Center Manager , Bel Group
David Odier

Development Center Manager

Bel Group

EPR Toolkit Seminar

EPR Toolkit Seminar

Creating a Level Playing Field for EPR Across Europe

EPR is still vaguely defined and the guidelines and rules for Member States are missing guidance to help ensure a level playing field throughout Europe. This will hopefully change very soon when the European Commission will publish the Circular Economy Package with a proposal for a revised Waste Framework Directive and for a revised Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. The EPR toolkit seminar addressed the hot topics surrounding the ever-growing discussion for European EPR systems.

EPR Toolkit Seminar

Creating a Level Playing Field for EPR Across Europe

  • Who should be responsible for the collection? Municipalities or EPR systems?
  • Who should cover which parts of the costs?
  • Is deposit the magic solution to increase our recycling rates for plastic packaging to 60% and to stop people littering?
  • How much transparency is needed in an EPR system? Should competition allow black holes?
  • Is a clearing house needed in case of competing PRO's and which roles and responsibilities it should have?