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EuPC and FoodDrinkEurope organise a unique seminar

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? 

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, 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 (Berry), Peter                                                                    Ragaert (University of Gent)

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?                                                          Speaker to be confirmed (Eunomia), Vincent Colard (CITEO)

15.00 - 15.20      Coffee break

15.20 - 16.00      How will EU regulations evolve for plastic recycling? DG                                                       Santé, European Commission (TBC)

16.00 - 17.30      Panel 3: What can we do to increase the recycled content of                                                 plastic packaging without jeopardising food safety?

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?  

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.

About Polymer Comply Europe

Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) is a service provider for the plastics industry specialised in EU legislation. Since 1989 we have been closely working with the industry developing an in-depth knowledge and wide experience in EU Regulatory Compliance, Association Management and Projects & Studies.

Due to the increasing complexity of EU legislation, companies can benefit from more legal and technical advice. Companies involved in the plastics industry can get support on how to cope with this burden and our experts can provide you with the best expertise. You will receive informed advice from our best EU experts. For this we decided to develop a pool of EU plastics experts under our service company Polymer Comply Europe, based in Brussels.

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