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Whether the EU Green Deal, the EU Plastics Strategy, or the EU bioeconomy strategy – on EU level, many initiatives have been launched to support a circular and biobased economy that will influence the future of packaging design and materials severely. In the eye of consumers, packaging plays an important and exposed role as well, as they increasingly pay attention to sustainability in packaging. But switching to a more sustainable and recyclable packaging solution is only one side of the story. A perfect packaging must also meet the highest requirements in terms of product protection, functionality, and cost efficiency.

Meeting today’s and tomorrow’s challenges sustainably with paper sacks

To stay competitive, companies need to keep informed about upcoming legislations and trends, and packaging solutions that will meet the growing requirements in terms of sustainability and performance – not only for today, but also for the future. Our two-part webinar series will support producers of dry powdery materials in staying ahead of the game and finding the right high-performance packaging for a successful growth into a biobased circular economy. Look forward to exciting impulses and open discussions with other industry specialists!

    Audience

    Our webinars are directed at professionals in packaging, logistics, supply chain, purchase, and procurement as well as professionals working in CSR, marketing and sales at companies producing and filling dry powdery materials who

    • want to turn their business towards a circular bioeconomy
    • are looking for a sustainable and at the same time high-performing and cost-effective packaging solution that will also meet future developments

    Or everyone else who is interested in the topic.
     

    Session 1: The role of paper packaging in a circular bioeconomy

    Date: 8 October 2021, 11.00-12.00 CEST

    In this webinar, we will discuss

    • views on the impact of upcoming legislation in Europe for paper packaging
    • why biobased materials such as paper will conquer future packaging
    • how paper sacks can help you close the loop
    • why sustainable forest management is the key to sustainable packaging
    • how paper sacks support you in reducing your environmental impact

    The Referents

    Jori Ringman - Director General, Cepi

    Since 2019, Jori Ringman is Director General of the Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi). Previously, he was Deputy Director General and responsible for issues relating to sustainability, environment and consumer protection, with particular concern for packaging and food contact. Since joining Cepi in 2005 he has been advancing and exploring circular low carbon bioeconomy in the sector. Prior to that, he worked as a civil servant at the European Commission and political advisor in the European Parliament.

    Michael Sturges - Research consultant, RISE

    Michael Sturges has over twenty-five years of experience working with environment and sustainability issues applicable to fibre-based and bio-based materials and products. He has a strong focus on data-driven analysis for informed decision-making, and is skilled in the application of techniques such as life cycle assessment, carbon footprint and GHG assessments. He has been with RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) for approximately fifteen years, during which time he has taken a lead role in numerous sustainability-related projects.

     

     

    Session 2: Paper sacks – sustainable packaging with high performance

    Date: 5 November 2021, 11.00-12.00 CEST

    In the 2nd webinar you will get facts and insights about

    • why you can rely on a perfect product protection with paper sacks
    • how paper sacks ensure hygiene and food contact compliance   
    • why dusty paper sacks belong to the past

    The Referents

    Catherine Plitzko-Kerninon - General Delegate EUROSAC

    Catherine Plitzko-Kerninon studied Business Administration at the Institute of Technology RWTH Aachen in Germany, with a major in European Economy and International Marketing. She has been with EUROSAC for 23 years and in charge of the Federation since 2011. She has thus gained profound knowledge on the different aspects linked to paper sacks

    Susanna Andersson - Project Manager, Normpack

    Susanna Andersson works as a regulatory specialist on the safety of food contact materials. As a specialist within the organisation Normpack she provides legal guidance in the assessment of food contact materials and gives trainings within the field. Susanna has a background in the paper and board industry and has a M.Sc. in ecotoxicology.

     Thomas Hilling - General Manager, HAVER Institute

    Thomas Hilling studies mechanical and process engineering at the University of Bielefeld in Germany. He worked for six years as a process engineer within the Cemex group before joining HAVER&BOECKER 24 years ago. After several years of working in the development of packaging machines, Thomas is now responsible for the global application and sales.

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