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 – Going from ‘beginning-of-life’ to ‘end-of-life’

    led by Stephan Roest l Market Development Manager of Corbion, Floris Buijzen I Senior Product Market Manager of Total Corbion PLA and Laura Peano I Senior Sustainability Consultant of Quantis

    Going from ‘beginning-of-life’ to ‘end-of-life’:
    Beginning-of-life: Quantis will host a session on the LCA of Biobased materials. Quantis developed a LCA game with which the workshop will be started. After the game they will present the LCA to bio-based products (1st, 2nd and 3rd generation) and guide you through terminology, different feedstocks for biobased products and present a case study. (1h)

    Use-phase: how can bioplastics add sustainability to your packaging in the ‘use-phase’ of the product/package: Corbion will present about PLA as example of a commercial bioplastic and PEF as example of an innovative bioplastic. (0,5h)
    End-of-life: Which end-of-life options are there for biobased plastics?

    End-of-life options for bioplastics: Total Corbion PLA will provide an overview of the various end-of-life options for bioplastics.
    Advantages of biodegradability: Total Corbion PLA will explain about potential sustainability advantages of compostable plastics. A LCA study on different types of packaged products will be presented to help you choose when to use this end-of-life feature. (0,5h)
    Recycling of bioplastics: Most ‘material-value’ is maintained when choosing for mechanical recycling as end-of-life option. Looplife will present about its commercial activities in mechanical recycling of PLA into rPLA and will show that recycling of PLA bioplastics is already a reality. (0,5h)


  3. Workshop ends

Workshop networking lunch 12:30 - 13:30

  1. Lunch break

Global packaging EPR developments masterclass - SOLD OUT!

  1. Registration

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

    led by Victor Bell I President of Environmental Packaging International (EPI) and Michelle Carvell I Chief Operating Officer of Lorax Compliance

    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

Pre-Conference Registration and Networking Drinks Reception

  1. 17:00 - 18:30 Pre-Conference Registration and Networking Drinks Reception