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23 – 25 September 2020
Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie,
Brussels, Belgium

Packaging for a circular economy

From policy to production, from materials to waste management – get a complete range of stakeholder perspectives on sustainability at Europe's leading packaging waste event.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Packaging Waste & Sustainability Forum has been postponed to 23-25 September 2020.  All participants and sponsors currently registered for the event have automatically been registered for the September edition of the event. No further action is necessary to confirm your participation.

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26th annual Packaging Waste and Sustainability Forum: key topics

Packaging and packaging waste for a circular economy.

A green deal for Europe and the role for packaging

The circular economy including new waste and recycling laws is the number one priority of the European Green Deal – what are the impacts on packaging and packaging waste?

Industry commitments to the circular economy and packaging

Thinking circular – resources and ideas for sustainability and what needs to change to speed up progress.

Using recycled plastic in packaging

Join us to find out what’s being done to increase the proportion of recycled plastic in a competitive and viable way.

New targets, new measurement point – how do we get there?

Looking at new collection models, new sorting approaches and new product labelling.

Material innovations and sustainability

What’s out there? Looking at various packaging materials, usability, reusability, recyclability and market distortion between materials.

The EPR Toolkit Seminar

This separately bookable pre-conference seminar will address the hot topics surrounding the ever-growing demand for a single, harmonised EPR scheme throughout Europe. Take part in a discussion of the rules, targets and guidelines for EPR.

EPR Toolkit Seminar

This separately bookable pre-conference seminar will address the hot topics surrounding the ever-growing demand for improved and harmonised EPR schemes throughout Europe.

  • Take part in a discussion of the upcoming new rules, targets and the respective guidelines for EPR
  • Hear from the European Commission policy maker preparing the guidance on the implementation of the general minimum requirements for EPR schemes which might have big effects for obliged industry
  • Understand fee modulation in various countries and how enforcement in case of competing PROs is organised in several countries and which consequences this will have from the PRO’s point of view
  • Learn for which costs under which conditions industry should pay for services from municipalities and for litter clean-up activities which might both result in doubling or tripling of the current fees in many countries


Raise your company profile at Europe's leading packaging and waste event.

As an Event Partner, our our committed sponsorship team will to help to you connect with the packaging and waste industry and promote your business agenda.

For more information, please contact our sponsorship representative Kirta Vekaria at or on +44 (0) 20 7017 5350. 

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