Agenda - Wednesday 28 September

Part 1: Assessing Progress -  How can we accelerate a circular economy for flexible packaging?


Welcome from Tim Sykes


09:15 – 09:35
Creating and implementing a circular economy for flexible packaging (Presentation)

Speaker: Graham Houlder, Project Coordinator and Managing Director, CEFLEX
✔ Connecting materials, design and end markets
✔ Collection, sorting and recycling capacities required
✔ Key enablers to making it a reality


09:35 – 09:55
The road ahead for flexibles - In discussion with Tim Sykes

● Graham Houlder, Project Coordinator and Managing Director, CEFLEX
● Gerald Rebitzer, Chair of the Board and Steering Committee and Amcor, CEFLEX


09:55 – 10:50
How far have we progressed on the D4R pathway?  

● Florian Constabel, Head of Wipak N.E.X.T., Wipak
● Heike Mahn, Senior Vice President, Head of Business Segment Foods & HPC, Constantia
●  Thomas Kahl, Head of Sustainable Packaging Solutions FMCG & Industrial Channels, Mondi


10:50 – 11:00
Audience questions


Coffee break



Part 2: New Insights and Possibilities


11:30 - 12:00
Insights from international study of plastic packaging waste (Presentation)

 Peter Wills, Principal Consultant, Work Stream Lead, Resource Futures
✔ What we know from study of plastic waste in Germany, Netherlands and UK


11:30 - 12:00
How is flexible packaging collected, sorted and recycled in Europe? (Presentation)

Speaker:  Vivian Loftin, Co-founder, Recyda
✔ A look at the key organisations and EPR schemes, with a focus on the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom and their abilities to deliver circular flexibles


12:15 – 12:30
Unpacking implications on the steps we can take to improve circularity from the two data-led reports

● Graham Houlder, Project Coordinator and Managing Director, CEFLEX
● Vivian Loftin, Co-founder, Recyda
●  Peter Wills, Principal Consultant, Work Stream Lead, Resource Futures


12:30 – 13:15
How can EPR be engineered to better support a circular economy in flexible packaging?

● Michael Scriba, Managing Director of MTM Plastics, CEFLEX
● Wladimir Moraes, Global Marketer Manager, Bostik
●  Orianne Broussard, Project Manager Eco-Conception, Citeo


13:15 – 13:30 
Audience questions