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Key Sessions

Silvija Aile

The New General Requirements for EPR – What do They Look Like and How Will The Commission Guide and Monitor the Implementation of the Member States?

European Commission

Simon Francis Webb

How Can the New Legal EPR Requirements Help Boost EPR Effectiveness?

Procter & Gamble

2018 EPR TOOLKIT SEMINAR (The 2019 agenda will be released soon)
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Moderator’s Introduction
  • Joachim Quoden - Managing Director, EXPRA
09:10 - 09:40 30 mins
The New General Requirements for EPR – What do They Look Like and How Will The Commission Guide and Monitor the Implementation of the Member States?
  • Silvija Aile - DG Environment, European Commission
10:40 - 10:55 15 mins
Question Time
10:55 - 11:25 30 mins
Coffee Break
11:25 - 12:05 40 mins
Will the Proposed Minimum Requirements Help to Reach the Objectives of the Packaging Directive?
  • Helmut Schmitz - Director Communication / Public Affairs, DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Srečko Bukovec - Director, Slopak d.o.o., Slovenia

Many EPR systems are based on competition between PROs. In these countries one of the most important issues is to guarantee fair competition. Will the requirements help to reach this need as one of the elements helping to fulfill new Packaging Directive objectives?

Today it is difficult or even impossible to compare different EPR systems in EU. Will the introduction of the requirements help to find a common denominator making credible analysis possible?

What will the effects of Art 8a be for the operations of your EPR system?

12:05 - 12:20 15 mins
Question Time
12:20 - 14:00 100 mins
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
EPR Packaging Compliance Schemes and the Growth and Impact of Online Sales
  • Séamus Clancy - Chief Executive, Repak Ltd
  • Mario Schembri - CEO, GreenPak Cooperative Society Ltd
14:40 - 14:55 15 mins
Question Time
14:55 - 15:55 60 mins
The New Demand to Eco-Modulate the EPR Fees
  • Virginia Janssens - Managing Director, EUROPEN - The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment
  • Alexandra Lange - Head of European and International Policy Affairs, CITEO, France
  • Amanda Fuso Nerini - Chair, EXPRA Sustainability & Packaging Working Group

To increase the economic incentive for obliged industry to design their packaging in a way that it can be easily collected, sorted and recycled the legislator has decided that the EPR fees have to be modulated in such a way that they reflect certain conditions, inter alia the recyclability. Which kind of modulation will be possible and practicable both for obliged industry as well as for PRO’s?

15:55 - 16:10 15 mins
Question Time
16:10 - 16:25 15 mins
Closing Remarks from the Chair and End of Seminar