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Leading brands and retailers’ success in achieving sustainable initiatives.
Consumers’ growing environmental consciousness has motivated big retailers to embark on a packaging strategy of sustainability. This presentation will share what jobs have been done at a big retailer to protect our planet, for instance, initiatives of Remove, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Mert Sasoglu, Associate Director, Johnson& Johnson Consumer Health
Due to the consumer and regulatory pressure, the sustainable packaging of CPG has developed all the way. Big CPG brands have adopted sustainable development measures and continuous innovation in packaging. This session will focus on the approach of sustainability of a CPG brand.
Gary Calicdan, Ethical Buyer – Packaging and Print, LUSH
This session will share the story of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics and our journey with innovative product design allowing us to eliminate packaging, developing closed loop recycling programs within our business, using 100% recycled plastics in our packaging, upcycling ocean plastic into our packaging, and educating staff and customers on how to live more sustainable at home and work. Our team has been dedicated to innovation and sustainability for over 25 years. Along the way we’ve faced many hurdles and learned from our mistakes. We will discuss this and more during our session and highlight Lush’s call to action.
Duan Yanjian, Chief Packaging Expert, Head of Logistics Planning, JD Logistics
E-commerce platforms have been booming especially in Asia. This presentation will share a big e-commerce platform’s effort to promote green and sustainable development of the end-to-end supply chain.
Jun Wang, Packaging Innovation - Global Design & Packaging, Colgate-Palmolive
In this session, Colgate-Palmolive will introduce their first recyclable tube in the world, which is made from the same plastic used to make bottles.
Geoff King, CEO, The Food Purveyor
Due to the special nature of their products, food service companies tend to care more about the quality and sustainability of packaging. This session will share the approach of sustainability in packaging from a food service company.
Kane Jacker, Associate Director Packaging, Mondelez
Mondelez will share their sustainability goal: an end-to-end approach to reduce the environmental footprint, via using smart and sustainable materials.
Integrating packaging materials into a fully circular economy, current challenges and future potential
Ashwin Subramaniam, CEO, GA Circular
PET packaging and flexible packaging are among the top packaging types used by the beverage and consumer goods industry and fast-growing segments. This presentation focuses on:
• on-the-ground research from ASEAN’s six biggest countries and a first-of-its-kind analysis of collection-for-recycling rates for post-consumer PET plastic in key ASEAN cities
• key collection and recycling technologies for post-consumer flexible packaging in Southeast Asia
• existing recycling and collection challenges and opportunities and a circular economy roadmap for post-consumer PET plastic packaging and flexible packaging
• it concludes with a concrete set of recommendations geared towards interventions with the highest impact
Dr. Jiang Nanqing, Secretary General, CPRRA
Alongside with the recycling realities in ASEAN, this session will focus on what’s done in China, and how plastics are reused and recycled there.
Where we are on the policies and what regulations will be required to achieve sustainable packaging in the future.
Sumangali Krishnan, Head of Research, GA Circular
To confront the growing crisis of plastics leaking into the environment (particularly the marine environment), packaging policies are required to address the intersecting challenges of increasing packaging waste (plastics packaging waste in particular) and the limitations of existing municipal waste management infrastructures. This presentation focuses on:
• global benchmarks for packaging policy
• review of where key countries in the region that contribute the most to marine plastics stand
• key aspects of a playbook for packaging policy including definitions, policy administrators, instruments, enabling policies
• it concludes with interventions that can be initiated at the regional level to ensure a concerted effort in combating packaging waste in the region.
Ben Gunneberg, CEO and Secretary General, PEFC International
Sylvain Rannou, NQAC Expert, Packaging Safety & Compliance (PS&C) in AOA, Nestle Quality Assurance Centre
This speak will provide an overview of safety-related regulations and sustainability-related regulations in Asia Pacific, as well as Nestle’s position on packaging safety & sustainability.
How the regulations and policies should be set to better governor the sustainability. We will hear on this panel perspectives from the whole supply chain. Also, differences of regulations among countries and what we can learn from existing regulations globally.
National Sword Policy of China government and the influences it brought to the industry and region.
In addition to mandatory tools, this session also covers voluntary, industry-led systems (Packaging Recovery Organization) to accelerate circular economy, and how the plastics manufacturing, packaging and consumer industries can lead efforts to build the value chain through pulling material through the value chain and developing local end-use markets.
For the shared goal of sustainability, the whole supply chain is working together.
Casper Durandt, Director sustainable packaging and climate change South East Asia, Coca-Cola
This presentation will share a case study for the shared goal of sustainability, the whole supply chain working together.
Quentin Yan, Sr. Manager/Director, Asia Pacific Market Development, Consumer Packaging, WestRock
Renae Kezar, Sr. Director and global lead for sustainability, Avery Denison
Sustainability is at the core of a packaging converter’s strategy, no matter what its products are made of.
Alternative materials for packaging - for better or for worse?
Best practice from a paper/corrugated packaging converter to make their products sustainable and environment-friendly.
Asa Robinson, General Manager, Ball Corporation
Best practice from a metal packaging converter to make their products sustainable and environment-friendly.
Sharon Xiao, Sustainability Manager, APEC, UPM
The Plastic Ban in Hainan China launched in early 2019 has required no production, sales or use of no-degradable plastic products in that geography and several other regions in Asia are considering similar options, however, plastics remains one of the most effective solutions for providing barrier and ensuring freshness and eliminating food waste. Meanwhile, fibre-based packaging is looking for ways to replace plastics in a range of packaging applications. Which one is the future of the sustainable packaging?
Incineration and landfilling are never the best destination of packaging after use, and yet are commonly used across Asia. What new technologies can help and change that?
Phan Bai, Corporate BD Director for Sustainable Packaging, Veolia
While leading global consumer goods companies pledge for ambitious targets to increase the recycled content in their packaging, the emerging and other more developed markets are facing a lack of infrastructure and capacity to launch the local circular economy journey. The presentation will present examples of how Veolia explores innovative approaches to close some gaps with locally adaptable solutions and collaboration schemes.
Find out the significant innovations taking place in materials, technologies and design for more sustainable packaging.
Good example of innovative Green material to replacing Red material.
Richard Fine, Founder, Product Development & Sustainability Director, BioPak
Customers want convenience but takeaway food and drinks currently generate large amounts of waste that leak into the environment. BioPak’s certified compostable foodservice packaging is made from plant-based materials. BioPak also provides a compost service, diverting food scraps and compostable packaging away from landfill. The solution provided becomes truly circular: once used, packaging and food scraps are turned into compost, returning nutrients to the soil so more plants can be grown.
Richard Horne, VP Marketing Centre Packaging, Borouge
Advanced plastic packaging protects the good from outer impact, preserves the quality of the product and enhances the shelf life. It is durable and lightweight while offering barrier properties that mitigate food waste. Both important factors to save CO2 emissions. It is valuable, so you use it mindfully, you reuse it and preserve it. Or in more Circular Economy terms – reduce, reuse, recycle. Innovative materials, designs and business models enable circularity of plastic packaging. We will discuss case study based examples for each of the 3R.
What’s the future of sustainable packaging in Asia and what’s the next step to accelerate the protection of our planet.
This session will focus on how NGOs and brands work together to use ocean plastics in their product packaging that helps address the issue of marine pollution in Asia.
Victor Barichello, Commercial Director, Selerant
Ciaran Little, VP of Business Development & Director of Operations: Asia Pacific, Smithers