Environmental Packaging Summit Agenda


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Registration and coffee


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

Introduction - Packaging News

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Speaker – Liz Bonnin (Science & Wildlife TV Presenter)
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Science and Wildlife 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; Peter Maddox, WRAP UK; and Lubna Edwards, global sustainability director, Klöckner Pentaplast

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Advancing towards ‘all plastics’ recycling and & the role of feedstock recycling: Speaker - 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); Georgia Budden, recycling advisor, Vegware; Gary Tee, sales director, TIPA; and Richard Lambert, Commercial; Renewable Chemicals Europe, Braskem

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Coffee and networking


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Session two: Circular in Motion

Circular Economy Action Plan update: Kestutis Sadauskas, director of circular economy and green growth, European Commission

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A circular future with less plastic waste: Speaker - Lubna Edwards, Klöckner Pentaplast
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Global Sustainability Director
Klockner Pentaplast
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Closing the circle for recycled PET: Speaker - Dr Mark E Dawes, DuPont Teijin Films UK
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Panel discussion: Boxing Clever: e-commerce

Chair: Philip Chadwick: Panellists: Fred Lill, owner/director, Lil Packaging; Matt Simmons, business development manager, fulfilmentcrowd; Marlena Hardy, European e-commerce manager, DS Smith; and Alan Magee, client services director, Carlton Packaging

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Panel discussion: Coffee Cup recycling - Where are we now?

Chair: Waqas Qureshi , news editor, Packaging News: Panellists: Peter Clayson, DS Smith Recycling; Peter Goodwin, Simply Cups; Richard Ali, sustainability director - foodservice, Huhtamaki; and Will Lorenzi, president, Smart Planet Technologies

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Lunch and networking


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

Analysing the UK waste strategy: Speaker Linda Crichton, Defra

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How Defra’s consultations might affect the industry: Speaker - David Tonkin, Muller
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Project & Portfolio Manager
Muller UK
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Panel discussion: DRS: Do the positives outweigh any negatives?

Chair: Waqas Qureshi: Panellists: Justin Kempson, sales & innovation director, Charpak; Maddy Haughton-Boakes, litter campaigner, CPRE; Heeran Buhecha, speaker and chair, Defra; and Dave Dalton, chief executive, British Glass


Part 2: Sustainable by design

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


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Lead Consultant & Founder
Root
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Panel discussion: Sustainable design and end-of-life management: how do you bridge the gaps?

Chair: Philip Chadwick: Panellists: Marcel Arsand, sustainability manager UK and Nordics, Ball Beverage Packaging Europe; Tracy Sutton, Root; Jenny Cairns, Butterfly Cannon; and Sarah Ottaway, municipal recycling manager, SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK

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Coffee and networking
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Session four: Consumer attitudes to packaging and educating the masses

‘It’s Not a Wrap! - The latest consumer insight shows our understanding of plastic film recycling has a long way to go’ - Speaker - Gareth Lloyd, marketing manager, RPC bpi protec

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Panel discussion: Understanding the consumer: can the industry educate the public on the role of packaging?

Chair: The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, chairman, UK independent Committee on Climate Change

Panellists: Trewin Restorick, chief executive and founder, Hubbub; Jane Bevis, chair & director, OPRL; Rick Hindley, executive director, Alupro; and Iain Ferguson, environment manager, Co-op