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Annual Packaging Waste Sustainability Forum

The 19th edition of the Annual Packaging Waste Sustainability Forum will include topics regarding EU Policy on Packaging Waste; The Future of Packaging and Packaging Waste – Legislation in Europe; Creating a New Packaging Recovery System; Optimization of Packaging, and much more.

The 19th edition of the Annual Packaging Waste Sustainability Forum will take place 20-21 March 2012 in Brussels with the slogan: Moving towards a Resource Efficient Society.
The Forum will provide participants with the possibility to:
•    assess a possible harmonization of the Waste Framework Directive and the Packaging Directive and its impact on the stakeholders;
•    minimize environmental footprint of packaging through taking a holistic approach to product and packaging;
•    examine how packaging collection from out-of-home consumption can contribute to improving recycling results;
•    gain an insight into creating a new packaging recovery system in the Netherlands;
•    analyze how the new Hungarian system can control and encourage the stakeholders;
•    assess optimization of packaging to avoid waste as a part of the Commission’s roadmap to resource efficiency;
•    find out how much we should try to recycle and at what cost in a move towards a resource efficient society;
•    evaluate the role of a multinational company in supporting packaging waste recovery and recycling in emerging countries;
•    identify opportunities and challenges in making plastic packaging more sustainable.
Topics of the presentations will deal with EU Policy on Packaging Waste; The Future of Packaging and Packaging Waste – Legislation in Europe; Industry Initiatives to Reduce Packaging; Managing source optimization through the value chain; The Growth of Out of Home Consumption and the Impact on Packaging Waste; Capturing Packaging from Out-of-Home Consumption: A Must or a Nice-to-Have?; Designing Cost-Effective Strategies for Sustainable Packaging; Packaging Waste Reduction Initiatives in Member States; France: New Marking of Packaging; Germany: The Status and Future of the Packaging Ordinance; Turkey on the Road to Sustainability – An Example for an Accession Country; Creating a New Packaging Recovery System in the Netherlands; Optimization of Packaging to Avoid Waste as a Part of the Commission’s Roadmap to Resource Efficiency; The Seven Different Global Responses to the Sustainability Agenda and Consequences; The Role of a Multinational Company in Supporting Packaging Waste Recovery and Recycling in Emerging Countries; Short overview of the packaging waste legislation in four big countries: Brazil, Russia, Indonesia and China; Making Plastic Packaging More Sustainable: Redesign and Biodegradability; Plastics Recycling Breakthrough: Recycling Non-Bottle Plastic Packaging in the UK; A Comparison of Plastic Packaging Recycling Schemes.

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