7thMarch | 9:15 - 12:30 am | Auditório Carvalho Guerra

Welcome to UCP and ESB Isabel Vasconcelos (Vice Rector of UCP) and Paula Castro (ESB Director)
Introduction to the FitNESS Project

  1. Introduction to the FitNESS Project and Platform - ACTIA, Gemma Cornuau
  2. Overview of new features/modules in FitNESS 2.0 - Agroparistech, Steward Ouadi & Olivier Vitrac

Regulatory Overview and Recent Changes

  1. Environmental and human health impacts of packaging: towards more recycling - Agrosupdijon, Thomas Karbowiak
  2. Shifting approaches: Recent, ongoing, and future changes to FCM-related policy in Europe - Food Packaging Forum, Justin Boucher

Break (15 min) 11:15 - 11:30 am

Industry Technical Updates and Perspective

  1. Glass packaging – BAGlass, Nuno Vieira
  2. Metal packaging – Colep Packaging, Raquel Miranda

Lunch (1.5 hour) 12:30-2:00 pm


7thMarch | 2:00 - 6:00 pm | Auditório Carvalho Guerra

Industry Technical Updates and Perspective (cont.)

  1. Paper and board packaging - PPI, Igor Karlovits
    1. Developments in de-inking, sorting, etc.
  2. Plastics recycling overview of processes (mechanical, dissolution and chemical)
    1. Case of PET- Logoplaste/EcoIberia, Milena Parnigoni
    2. Other materials and technologies
      Solvent-based recycling processes – LÖMI GmbH, tbd
      Recycling of polyolefins and flexibles - Fraunhofer Institute, Max Wende
      Polystyrene based materials - Styrenics Circular Solutions, Jens Kathmann

Break (30 min) 4:00 - 4:30 pm

Safety and Quality Food Contact Processes

  1. Design for Circularity and Safety Aspects of Recycled Plastic Packaging - Fraunhofer Institute, H-C Langowski
  2. Safety Assessment of Circular PET Packaging - Fraunhofer Institute, Diana Kemmer
  3. Safety of recycled paper and board materials - UCP, Fátima Poças


8thMarch | 9:00 - 11:00 am | Auditório Carvalho Guerra

  1. Overview of the new plastics Recycling Regulation and stakeholder dialogue
    Plastics Europe, Michel Cassart
    UCP, Fátima Poças
    Fraunhofer Institute, Diana Kemmer
    Zero Waste Europe, Dorota Napierska
    European Plastics Converters, Bernard Merkx
    Styrenics Circular Solutions, Jens Kathmann




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