We have the pleasure to share with you a webinar organised by Department of International Trade on Sustainable Packaging. The webinar will include a discussion on ‘The role of packing in the sustainability’ and presentations on ‘Innovative solutions from the UK’.


Date: Tuesday 6th October 2020
Time: 12 AM BG time (10 AM BST)
Duration: 1h 15 min

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Did you know that plastic packaging accounts for nearly 40% of the total plastic demand in Europe? Too often the way plastics are currently produced, used and discarded harms the environment. With Europe increasingly striving to transition towards a circular economy, businesses will need to start looking into the ways of introducing alternative packaging solutions to manufacturing and product distribution.
Join the webinar to learn more about the challenges and opportunities of reducing plastic packaging from UK industry experts and innovative sustainable packaging companies. A policy panel will focus on where government policies are headed in the UK and EU, while a business panel will introduce Beyond Plastics ideas and products of four pioneering UK companies.


Agenda:
Panel 1: The role of packing in the sustainability debate
Speakers:
1) Mike Baxter, Member of the UK Government Advisory Committee on Packaging and External Affairs Director at Berry-bpi
2) Jude Allan, Chair of IOM3 Packaging Society

Panel 2: How do we tackle the practical challenges to become more sustainable? Innovative solutions from the UK
Speakers:
1) DS Smith (TBC)
2) Kaushal Shah, CEO&Founder, envoPAP
3) Lucy Frankel, Communication Director, Vegware
4) Emma Stirling, Product Development Scientist, Insignia Technologies

Q&A: 10 min


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At the attachment bellow you can learn more about the speakers.