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Food packaging and the environment: Towards the end of single-use packaging?

Food
Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2018 12:00 - 14:00

Venue: EURACTIV Network Office Boulevard Charlemagne 1, 1041 Brussels

Plastic plays a significant role in food packaging as: it serves to meet product safety and quality requirements. However, some types of packaging remain difficult to recycle for a number of technological and practical reasons and are prone to littering.

Alongside industry efforts to develop innovative and eco- friendly packaging alternatives, consumer education can go a long way towards the prevention of littering and investment in collection and sorting processes will increase the potential for recycling.

EURACTIV invites you to this workshop to explore, in light of the ongoing policy discussions on single-use plastics, the opportunities and barriers for improving the sustainability of food packaging. Questions will include:
- Where do we stand in terms of R&D for sustainable food packaging?
- What set of incentives, policies and investments do we need to unlock a new generation of plastic food packaging that is recyclable, recycled and not littered? 
- What should be the roles and responsibilities of each actor in the chain to prevent littering and increase recycling?

 

SPEAKERS

Leonardo Mazza, Policy Officer - Waste Management & Secondary Materials, DG ENVI, European Commission 

Delphine Lévi Alvarès, Coordinator, Rethink Plastic Alliance

Achim Grefenstein, Senior Vice President Group R&D, Constantia Flexibles 

Sebastian Emig, Director General, European Snacks Association

More speakers to be confirmed soon.

 

MODERATOR

Frederic Simon, Editor, EURACTIV

 

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All Dates


  • Tuesday, 27 November 2018 12:00 - 14:00

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