Environmental Packaging Summit Agenda


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Registration and coffee

Session one: Plastic: What measures are being taken to combat the PET hate?

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Introduction - Packaging News
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Speaker – Liz Bonnin (Science & Wildlife TV Presenter)
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Plastics Pact update: Speaker – Peter Maddox – WRAP
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Panel Discussion: Reduce, recycle, replace? What future does plastic packaging have?

Chair: Philip Chadwick, editor, Packaging News

Panellists: Rick Smith, sustainability manager, Coveris, Liz Bonnin, David Tonkin – Muller, Lubna Edwards, global sustainability director, Klöckner Pentaplast

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Advancing towards ‘all plastics’ recycling and & the role of feedstock recycling: Ravish Jain, commercial director at Recycling Technologies
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Panel discussion: Where do we stand on biodegradeable, compostable and bio-based solutions?

Chair: Martin Kersh, executive director, Foodservice Packaging Association

Panellists: Andy Sweetman (BBIA/Futumura), Sarah Gray, national account manager, Vegware, Gary Tee, sales director, TIPA, Braskem rep TBC

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Coffee and networking

Session two: Circular in Motion

Speaker TBC

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A circular future with less plastic waste: Lubna Edwards, Klöckner Pentaplast
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Closing the circle for recycled PET: Dr Mark E Dawes, DuPont Teijin Films UK

Boxing clever: e-commerce

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Panel discussion: Chair: Philip Chadwick

Panellists: Fred Lill, owner/director Lil Packaging, Matt Simmons, business development manager at fulfilmentcrowd, Marlena Skrzyniarz - European e-commerce manager, DS Smith

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Panel discussion: Chair: Waqas Qureshi , News Editor, Packaging News

Panellists: Peter Clayson - DS Smith Recycling, Peter Goodwin - Simply Cups, Richard Ali, sustainability director, foodservice, Huhtamaki, Paul Synnott, managing director, Seda, Smart Planet Technologies (panellist tbc)

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Lunch and networking

Session three: Good ideas can’t go to waste
Part 1: Strategy

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Analysing the UK waste strategy: speaker - Chris Preston, Defra
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Speaker - The Growing Field of Rich Green Materials: How luxury brands are taking positive steps to reduce their packaging footprint – Jenny Cairns, innovation & sustainability manager, Butterfly Cannon

DRS: Do the positives outweigh any negatives?

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Panel discussion: Chair: Philip Chadwick

Panellists: Justin Kempson, sales & innovation director, Charpak; Maddy Haughton-Boakes, litter campaigner, CPRE; Chris Preston, Defra; Dave Dalton, chief executive, British Glass


Part 2: Sustainable by design

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Speaker - The Growing Field of Rich Green Materials: How luxury brands are taking positive steps to reduce their packaging footprint – Jenny Cairns, innovation & sustainability manager, Butterfly Cannon
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15.30pm-15.45 Speaker – Responsible Packaging Design: Tracy Sutton – packaging design consultant, Root Innovation


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Panel discussion: Sustainable design and end-of-life management: how do you bridge the gaps?

Chair: Philip Chadwick Confirmed panellists: Marcel Arsand, sustainability manager UK and Nordics, Ball Beverage Packaging Europe; Tracy Sutton, Root; Jenny Cairns, Butterfly Cannon

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Coffee and networking

Session four:

Consumer attitudes to packaging and educating the masses

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David Baker, INCPEN chairman – revealing results of INCPEN’s research together with WRAP and the Packaging Federation have recently done some consumer research into consumer attitudes towards packaging in general and plastic packaging in particular
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‘It’s Not a Wrap! - The latest consumer insight shows our understanding of plastic film recycling has a long way to go’ - Julie Eller, sales director RPC bpi protec
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Panel discussion: Understanding the consumer: can the industry educate the public on the role of packaging?

Chair: Philip Chadwick

Panellists: Trewin Restorick, chief executive and founder, Hubbub; Jane Bevis, chair & director, OPRL; Rick Hindley, executive director, Alupro

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Conference ends/exhibitor and delegate networking drinks