Updated: Feb 19, 2020
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.
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
Do not miss the European Food Contact Plastics Seminar 2020.
We look forward to your participation.