2017 Programme

Below is the 2017 agenda outlining topics discussed at the 2nd Annual Sustainability in Packaging conference in Barcelona.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Thursday 26 October 2017

Keynote Session 1 - Circular economy and packaging sustainability

Session 5 - Brand owners & retailers perspectives and consumer engagement

  • A plastics strategy in a circular economy | European Commission, DG Environment
  • The new plastics economy initiative – innovations for a plastics economy that works | Ellen MacArthur Foundation, UK 
  • Improving packaging design and models for tackling waste problems | European Environmental Bureau, Belgium
  • Sustainability of metal packaging - metal packaging is increasingly seen as premium. Does metal have a matching image when it comes to sustainability | Nestlé, Switzerland
  • M&S packaging strategy - a year on…. | Marks and Spencer, UK
  • Packaging Sustainability : getting more from less | Mondelez International, UK
  • Closing the circle – recycling and consumer engagement | Metal Packaging Europe, Belgium

Session 2 – Packaging design

Session 6 - Waste management in a circular economy

  • Rubbish in, rubbish out – good packaging design as the starting point of circularity | Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Designing packaging for a sustainable future | NINE, Sweden
  • Mars goes circular – Circular Economy from the perspective of a global FMCG company | Mars, Belgium
  • Good for you, good for the planet: Packaging sustainability as a part of Barilla’s company purpose | Barilla G.e R. Fratelli SpA, Italy
  • Panel discussion and Q&A session, Speakers from this session and James Cropper 3DP 
  • Circular Economy and waste prevention in Norway | Grønt Punkt Norge AS, Norway 
  • The circular lab – landing the circular economy | Ecoembes, Spain
  • Deposit system – an environmental measure | Estonian Deposit System (Eesti Pandipakend OÜ), Estonia
  • Panel discussion/Q&A session | Chair: EUROPEN, Belgium | Panellists: LÉKO, France; Attero B.V., Netherlands and speakers from this session

Session 3 - Recovery, recycling and related new collaboration opportunities

Session 7 - Circularity and its innovation and solutions

  • The profitable way to eliminate the idea of waste | Procter & Gamble, Belgium
  • From responsible sourcing to recycling: Stepping-up collaboration to maximise the potential of the Circular Economy | Tetra Pak International, Belgium
  • Sustainability in packaging as a collaborative effort | DuPont Performance Materials, Germany
  • Solutions for flexible packaging in a circular and sustainable economy| Project Co-ordinator for the CEFLEX project, The Netherlands
  • Plastics recycling and its contribution to circular economy | Erema, Austria
  • Panel and Q&A session - Speakers from this session will join the panel
  • Sustainable packaging solutions – opportunities and challenges for machine suppliers | Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • The paper bottle and other collaborations for a sustainable future | BillerudKorsnäs, Sweden
  • Eco-designing labels to boost the circular economy | UPM Raflatac, Finland 
  • Sustainable packaging solutions: a social and a business imperative for the plastics industry | Circular Economy Solutions and Borealis AG, Austria
  • Innovative answers to sustainability challenges in the shrink sleeve market | Klöckner Pentaplast, Germany 
  • Panel and Q&A session - Speakers from this session will join the panel

Session 4 - Start Ups – Innovations and new ways of thinking

  • 1Sulapac®- a novel sustainable solution to replace plastic | Sulapac Ltd., UK
  • Bio-based smart packaging for enhanced preservation of food quality | Plastics Innovation Competence Center, Switzerland
  • Parcelive - IoT enabled packages, providing new data sets so you can make better informed decisions | Hanhaa, UK
  • New generation  of di-block copolymers enabling a step change in packaging design | Interface Polymers Ltd., UK
  • Panel discussion and Q&A session – Speakers from this session will join the panel