Karen van de StadtPackaging Expert at Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV)
Karen van de Stadt has been a packaging expert at the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) since 2013. Before that, she was leader of the prevention department of the Dutch producer responsibility organisation Nedvang.
She has started her career as a packaging developer and worked on packaging development and design for several brands. Karen van de Stadt has studied packaging design (The Hague) and packaging management (Gouda). At KIDV, she supports producers and importers of packaging materials to keep up with latest developments and to make their packaging portfolio more sustainable. Therefore, she provides them with practical tools, factsheets and knowledge based on applied scientific research.
The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) is founded in order to establish a circular economy for packaging, by developing and sharing fact-based knowledge with all partners in the packaging chain. This is vital while ‘closing the loop’ asks for cooperation by all parties, leading to new business opportunities, less dependency on raw materials and environmental gains.