Waste to resource: a new circular economy for plastic packaging

11 April 2018
Brussels, Belgium- Meeting Room Luxembourg & Strasbourg, Science 14 | Rue de la Science 14b

On 11 April 2018, consumers, business and European authorities will meet in Brussels to offer fresh perspectives on the challenges facing the plastics packaging value chain – and the solutions we need for a circular economy.

Hosted by French plastics engineering cluster Plastipolis, the stakeholder dialogue will present the CIRC-PACK project, one of the EU’s latest innovation drives for a more sustainable plastics sector.

CIRC-PACK is aiming to decouple plastics from fossil fuels by producing breakthrough biodegradable plastics with alternative bio-based raw material. It is also innovating its way to new “eco-design” packaging – which means better recycling of tough-to-manage packaging products.

Of the 25.8 million tonnes of plastic waste produced annually in the European Union, nearly two thirds is packaging waste; often difficult to recover or even to re-use because of its low quality. Packaging which is multilayer and multi-material represents an even bigger challenge.

On 11 April 2018, stakeholders from across Europe will gather to share interests, concerns and solutions to these challenges. There will be a series of in-depth discussions and round tables on both the CIRC-PACK approach and issues such as legislative barriers to recycling bio-based plastics.

The programme agenda is online, and participants can register here.