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April 2020
Brussels, Belgium

Achieving a circular economy through packaging and packaging waste

Connect with 80+ attendees at Europe's leading packaging waste event

26th Packaging Waste and Sustainability Forum

Highlights from 2019

Implementing the circular economy package through packaging and packaging waste

CEP and Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive: Looking to 2020

Attendees gained clarity on the latest amendments and developments in the PPWD, and how to implement them. and herd directly from the European Commission.

End-user perspective on packaging industry change and development

Danone Waters discussed value chain collaboration and supporting collection schemes in both established and emerging countries
Mars Europe talked fee modulation
Pepsi highlighted packaging innovation

Insights from systems in radical change – let’s talk Brexit!

The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs shed light on delivering the CEP post-Brexit and reforming a market-place based system for packaging producer responsibility.

How can we harmonize packaging waste measures at a municipal level?

The Eurocities municipal government network highlighted their urban agenda on the circular economy. 12 points of implementation needed to overcome barriers hindering the CEP across Europe.

Explore findings and analysis of comparable data as we map out packaging waste collection and sorting systems across Europe

Single use plastics ban: Implications for packaging waste

How will municipalities manage new plastic recycling targets?

What does the SUP ban mean for other packaging materials?

The EPR Toolkit Seminar:

This separately bookable pre-conference seminar addressed the hot topics surrounding the ever-growing demand for a single, harmonised EPR scheme throughout Europe. Take part in a discussion of the rules, targets and guidelines for EPR.

The EPR Toolkit Seminar

Implementing the EPR minimum requirements Across Europe

EPR has been vaguely defined, and guidelines and rules for Member States have been missing to help ensure a level playing field throughout Europe. Now, with the approval of the Circular Economy Package, and revised Waste Framework Directive and Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, we can begin to implement a streamlined EPR strategy.

The EPR Toolkit Seminar will address implementing the new EPR legislation across Europe.

Key topics will likely include:

  • What are the new minimum Requirements for EPR?
  • How to achieve transparency within the Packaging Recovery Organizations, equal treatment and non- discrimination of the clients
  • Initiatives of PROs and EPR Fee Modulation
  • What will industry have to pay? How can it be calculated? Full costs
  • Enforcement, reporting and monitoring


Connect with 80+ attendees at Europe's leading packaging and waste event.

As an Event Partner, our our committed sponsorship team will to help to you connect with the packaging and waste industry and promote your business agenda.

For more information, contact sponsorship representative Marina Pospelova at or on +44 (20) 701 77205. 

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