The agenda of the first edition of the Recycling Flexible Packaging event in Europe has been released. Taking place at the Pullman Cologne in Germany on 13-14 December 2022, this event explores the challenges and opportunities of creating circularity through increased recovery and recycling of ‘hard to recycle’ flexible packaging.
With European legislation looking to specify targets for the proportion of plastic packaging waste to be recycled, with brand owners and retailers facing consumer pressure to use more recycled content in their packaging, a big drive towards a circular economy for flexible packaging is currently underway. There is renewed commitment to increasing investments with the aim of accelerating the transition towards circularity, to see higher recycling rates and increase the use of recycled content.
The event provides anyone involved in recycling and circular economy developments for flexible packaging with a forum to focus on the challenges faced, and the solutions being worked on, through high level presentations, interactive sessions and extensive networking time.
Key presentations include:
- “How to achieve a circular economy for and with flexible packaging? An industry perspective”
presented by Guido Aufdemkamp, Executive Director at Flexible Packaging Europe
- “Circularity in plastic & paper: challenges & way forward”
presented by Thomas Kahl, Head of Sustainable Packaging Solutions FMCG & Industrial Channels at Mondi Group
- “The flexible packaging of tomorrow in a dynamic European legislative environment”
presented by Delia Harabula, Sustainability Advocacy Lead EMEA at Amcor
- “Creating and implementing a demand-driven circular economy for flexible packaging”
presented by Graham Houlder, Project Coordinator and Managing Director at CEFLEX
- “Understanding and improving recyclability of flexible packaging”
presented by Sebastian Bidmon, Senior Consultant / Packaging Engineer at CIRCPACK by Veolia
In addition to industry presentations, the event features an interactive panel discussion looking at creating breakthroughs in recycling flexible packaging: what needs to happen, how is it funded, and who leads, with panellists from Berry bpi Group, AMI, BASF and CEFLEX with more to be announced. And an ask the expert Q&A session looking at the legislative framework and market incentives that are facilitating and supporting a circular economy for flexible packaging with panellists from Amcor, Keller & Keckman and Borealis.
Alongside the two-day agenda, this event offers plenty of face-to-face networking time, including an exhibition space, refreshment and lunch breaks and a drinks reception on the evening of the first day.
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