SAVE THE DATE - European Food Contact Plastics Seminar 2020

23/04/2020 - 10:00

European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and FoodDrinkEurope invite you to a joint seminar on how to ensure the sustainability of food contact plastic materials and articles, whilst maintaining their safety for consumers. This seminar will identify the key challenges and opportunities for the food and drink industry, such as how it can contribute to the EU sustainability objectives and meet their legal obligations in terms of consumer safety. Join the discussion together with the European Commission, plastic packaging manufacturers, food and drink producers, research institutions and other stakeholders on 23-24 April 2020, in Brussels. 

DRAFT PROGAMME

 

Thursday, 23 April 2020

 

  • 09.00 - 09.30      Registration & welcome coffee
 

THE ROLE OF PLASTIC PACKAGING TO PROTECT OUR FOOD 

  • 09.30 - 09.50     Why does effective packaging design matter for food products?
    Speaker to be confirmed, Ferrero
  • 09.50 - 10.10     How is plastic used in food packaging and what alternatives exist? 
    Peter Ragaert, University of Gent
  • 10.10 - 10.40     What is the EU strategy towards plastic? 
    Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit B.3 Waste Management and Secondary Materials, DG Environment, European Commission
  • 10.40 - 11.00     Coffee break 
  • 11.00 - 12.30     Panel 1: How can we ensure more sustainable and circular use of plastics? 
    Brian Lodge, Design Manager, Berry; Peter Ragaert, University of Gent; Speaker to be confirmed, Henkel
  • 12.30 - 13.30     Lunch
 

THE TRANSITION TO MORE SUSTAINABLE PLASTIC USE 

  • 13.30 - 15.00       Panel 2: How can products be designed for circularity? 
    Vincent Colard, CITEO; Speaker to be confirmed, Eunomia
  • 15.00 - 15.20      Coffee break
  • 15.20 - 16.00      How will EU regulations evolve for plastic recycling?
    Speaker to be confirmed, DG Santé, European Commission
  • 16.00 - 17.30      Panel 3: What can we do to increase the recycled content of  plastic packaging without jeopardising food safety? 
    Eugenio Longo, Head of sustainability & EU affairs, Borealis; Alexandre Feigenbaum
  • 17.30 - 17.40      Reflections from the day
  • 17.40 - 19.00      Cocktail reception
 

Friday, 24 April 2020

 

  • 08.30 - 09.00     Registration & welcome coffee
 

PLASTIC PACKAGING IN 2050 - A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE 

  • 09.00 - 09.30      How will recycling flexible and multimaterial packaging evolve?  
  • 9.30 - 10.00        What new packaging technologies are emerging?   
  • 10.00 - 10.30      How does the risk assessment of recycling work today and will it change in the future? 
  • 10.30 - 10.50      Coffee break
  • 10.50 - 12.20      Panel 4: What will plastic packaging look like in 2050? 
    Mohammad Hayatifar, Secretary General, Chemical Recycling Europe; Speaker to be confirmed, Unilever
  • 12.20 - 12.30      Closing remarks FoodDrinkEurope and EUPC
  • 12.30 - 13.30      Lunch     
 

REGISTER HERE!     

 

Do not miss the European Food Contact Plastics Seminar 2020.

 

We look forward to your participation.

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