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Key Sessions

Daniel Calleja Crespo

Opening Address: Supporting Circularity and Closing of Loops

European Commission

Matthias Klein

CEP, Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive: Is Europe on The Right Track?

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Virginia Janssens

Stakeholders’ Standpoint on Agreed Changes to the PPWD

EUROPEN - The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment

William Neale

Strategy on Plastics in the Circular Economy

European Commission

Jun 06
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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Opening Remarks from the Chair
  • Simon Francis Webb - Government Relations and Public Policy, Procter & Gamble
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Info
Opening Address: Supporting Circularity and Closing of Loops
  • Daniel Calleja Crespo - Director General For Environment, European Commission

The next steps after the approval of the Circular Economy Package and the publishing of the Plastics Strategy

09:30 - 09:45 15 mins
Question Time
09:45 - 10:25 40 mins
Info
CEP, Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive: Is Europe on The Right Track?
  • Matthias Klein - Resource Productivity in Waste Management, Recovery of Recyclables, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Liliana Nichita - Director, Federation of Inter-Community Development Associations

Assessment of the PPWD-Amendments from Germany’s Perspective

Overcoming Barriers in Order to Implement the New Requirements of CEP


10:25 - 10:45 20 mins
Japan’s Resource Circulation Policy for Plastics
  • Yusuke Inoue - Deputy Director, Recycling Promotion Division, The Ministry of the Environment, Japan
10:45 - 11:00 15 mins
Questions
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Networking Break
11:30 - 12:20 50 mins
Info
Stakeholders’ Standpoint on Agreed Changes to the PPWD
  • Virginia Janssens - Managing Director, EUROPEN - The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment
  • Ariadna Rodrigo - Sustainable Products Campaigner, Zero Waste Europe

Bringing together representatives from industry, waste management, NGO’s and municipalities to share views on proposed changes and moving forward.

12:20 - 12:35 15 mins
Questions
12:35 - 14:05 90 mins
Lunch
14:05 - 15:05 60 mins
Info
Strategy on Plastics in the Circular Economy
  • William Neale - DG Environment, European Commission
  • Patricia Vangheluwe - Director Consumer & Environmental Affairs, PlasticsEurope
  • Sylvain Lhôte - Director General, CEPI – Confederation of European Paper Industries

Increasing circularity and resource efficiency

Making plastics more circular – What can plastics learn from paper?



 

15:05 - 15:20 15 mins
Questions
15:20 - 15:50 30 mins
Networking Break
15:50 - 16:50 60 mins
Info
The Sustainability of Materials: What are the Various Packaging Materials Doing to Achieve the Targets?
  • Alexis Van Maercke - Secretary General, APEAL
  • Maarten Labberton - Director Packaging Group, European Aluminium
  • Jean-Paul Judson - Public Affairs Manager, FEVE – European Container Glass Federation

How the steel for packaging industry is advancing good practices in separate collection, sorting and recycling of steel packaging

The aluminium packaging contribution to the European Circular Economy

Challenges of recycling food packaging and harmonisation of calculation rules for measuring progress on recycling rates

16:50 - 17:05 15 mins
Questions
17:05 - 17:15 10 mins
Closing Remarks From the Chair and End of Day 1