Pre-conference sessions - Tuesday 12 November

View Day One Programme Here  (Wednesday 13 November)

View Day Two Programme Here  (Thursday 14 November)

Pre-conference sessions 12 November

Bio-based packaging workshop

  1. Registration and morning refreshments

  2. Bio-based plastic packaging workshop – How can bioplastics contribute to your packaging sustainability?

    Workshop led by Stephan Roest l Market Development Manager of Corbion and Floris Buijzen I Senior Product Market Manager of Total Corbion PLA

    This interactive morning session, led by Corbion, will provide a platform for you to find out about the latest trends and developments in bio-based materials for packaging and ask your burning questions.

    You will hear about innovative solutions from leading industry experts as well as participate in discussions and Q&A sessions.

    You will benefit from:

    • An overview of biobased plastics available for packaging
    • Insight how biobased will contribute to your packaging sustainability
    • Learn about specific properties of biobased materials that will add new sustainability options to your packaging
    • Discussion of where bio-based becomes a viable alternative to current materials, the challenges, cost/benefit analyses and the truth about sustainability credentials.

    Provisional schedule to be announced

  3. Workshop ends

Global packaging EPR developments masterclass

  1. Registration and morning refreshments

  2. Global packaging EPR developments – how EPR fees impact packaging design and corporate sustainability

    Victor Bell | President of Environmental Packaging International (EPI), USA

    On the afternoon of 12 November 2019, this masterclass will take a closer look at what extended producer responsibility schemes in different parts of the world truly cost – including programmes in Canada, Asia and Europe. It will evaluate what these programmes cost on a per capita basis and how they have changed as new policies are introduced, including the revised Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive in Europe and movements to full EPR in parts of Canada.

    Fees are altering as new studies arise that require the actual costs of recycling different materials to be incorporated into EPR schemes. There are also movements to add more eco-modulating fees that give producers credit for using recycled content and penalties for disruptive packaging designs. Such fees also highlight the requirement to understand what is considered “recyclable” in each country. Modified fees send signals to producers about packaging design, and this session will discuss why companies must have an in-depth understanding of fees in order to integrate them into the cost of goods and reflect them in their design protocol.

    Attendees will also learn about tools that are available to help companies measure their sustainability goals (i.e. EMF reporting). The workshop will exemplify how these tools allow companies to use data from fee reports to automatically calculate both internal and external sustainability metrics such as greenhouse gas emissions, recycled content percentages, packaging-to-product ratios and more.

    Significant legislative changes occurred in the beginning of 2019 in this area, especially in Europe and Canada, and this masterclass will address how these changes will affect the global environmental packaging industry moving forward.

    Agenda to cover:  

    Investigating the true cost of packaging EPR on a per capita basis
    How the Rise of Eco-Modulation Fees Impact Packaging Design 
    How major changes in worldwide EPR programs affect the global environmental packaging industry moving forward

  3. Masterclass ends