Environmental Packaging Summit 2021 Agenda
‘The latest developments in sustainability’


We are in the process of confirming our full speaker line-up, so please stay tuned for further updates
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Time

Day One – Tuesday 2 November

9:30 - 10:00

Registration and Networking

10:00 - 10:05

Introduction from Packaging News Editor, Philip Chadwick

10:05 - 10:35

Keynote Address – The progress of the government's Environment Bill 

10:35 - 11:15

Panel DiscussionHow will the bill shape packaging design and manufacture?  

11:15 - 11:35

Coffee and Networking

11:35 - 11:50

Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge - UKRI challenge director, Paul Davidson

11:50 - 12:05

Robert Thompson, packaging technologist, Co-op

12:05 - 12:45

Panel Discussion – Plastic and new alternatives: Pros and cons

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch and Networking

13:45 - 14:00

Recyclable and being recycled: A changing ratio? Suez (TBC)

14:05 - 14:30

Carbios Enzymatic recycling (TBC)

14:35 - 15:00

Panel Discussion – Has the UK edged closer to a circular economy in the last 18 months?

15:00 - 15:20

Coffee and Networking

15:20 - 16:00

Panel Discussion –  What is the real carbon impact of the packaging industry?

16:00

Day one ends



Time

Day Two – Wednesday 3 November:

09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Networking

10:00 - 10:05

Introduction from Packaging News Editor, Philip Chadwick

10:05 - 10:35

Keynote Address – Lucy Siegle , journalist and writer on environmental issues

10:35 - 11:15

Panel Discussion – Could greenwash undermine the industry's efforts?

11:15 - 11:35

Coffee and Networking

11:35 - 12:05

The impact of rapid e-commerce growth on sustainable pack progress

Speakers tbc

12:05 - 12:45

Panel Discussion – Is the supply chain making a greater effort to collaborate?

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch and Networking

13:45 - 14:15

Compostable, biodegradable solutions

14:15 - 15:00

Panel Discussion – How has compostable and biodegradable packaging and infrastructure advanced? 

15:00 - 15:20

Coffee and Networking

15:20 - 16:00

Panel Discussion – Are advancements in pack sustainability being communicated to the public?

16:00

Day two ends

*Please note, as we are in the process of confirming speakers the Agenda for this event is subject to change