Packaging breakfast news

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KIDV and NRk will bring the “Packaging Breakfast News” where all ins & outs about packaging and food waste are discussed. The discussions will be chaired and led by an independent journalist who introduces the table hosts to the public. This is followed by a round table discussion during which industry key experts unleash their substantive knowledge regarding several current issues.

Zero waste, is that feasible?

On Wednesday morning, April 1, the Sustainable Packaging Knowledge Institute (KIDV) will hold two round table discussions with the main question “Zero waste, is that feasible?” Together with producers and importers of packaged products and other chain parties, KIDV discusses two current topics:

Opportunities and challenges of reusable packaging

Until recently, reusable packaging was mainly used in the business-to-business process, such as pallets, and of course we know the beer crates and bottles that can be returned to the supermarket after use.

The effects of 100% recyclable packaging

A lot of attention is paid to the recyclability of materials and packaging. The European Commission and the Dutch government set high recycling targets.

In addition, companies have high ambitions and commit themselves to initiatives that focus on 100% recyclable and reusable packaging. What is the effect of this focus on recyclability on other environmental factors? Which choices do companies have to face and what considerations must they make?
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The power of plastics

During Empack NRK Verpakkingen organizes a round table discussion on “The power of plastic packaging”. In the discussions about litter it seems that the value of these packaging is often underestimated. Do we allow ourselves to be guided too much by emotions instead of by the facts? What are the benefits of plastic packaging? What are the challenges and what does the future look like?

Rob Verhagen (Oerlemans Packaging Group), Ulphard Thoden van Velzen (Wageningen Food & Biobased Research), Hylke Brunt (FNLI) will be discussing the advantages of plastic packaging under the leadership of Jur Zandbergen (NRK Packaging). The table guests bring appealing examples of projects or products that they are proud of. Because it is certain that plastic packaging offers important environmental benefits. Based on propositions, current social discussions are discussed, as well as the influence of (inter) national laws and regulations and the trends that present themselves.

Take a breakfast box and join for discussion and inspiration!

Table guests

Roger Loop has been director of NRK Packaging since May 2020. Previous positions at the European trade association for the flexible packaging industry and BureauLeiding give him extensive knowledge of both short and long-cycle plastic products and packaging.
Rob is Sustainability Director at Oerlemans Packaging Group. Oerlemans Packaging is one of the largest film blowers in the Benelux and a forerunner in the field of sustainability. Rob's expertise to translate external trends into internal strategy is a good basis for making packaging and plastics more sustainable. Rob has a multidisciplinary background and is actively involved in various sustainable initiatives, both within the packaging industry and beyond.
Ulphard is a chemist who started working in Wageningen in 1995 to extend the shelf life of fresh products through packaging. Since 2008 he describes the recycling chains of packaging. Design-for-recycling is essential, but is still hampered by dilemmas. After all, which packaging functions want to give up for the sake of circularity?
Ingeborg was trained as an Industrial Designer at TUDelft, worked for 9 years as product design manager in the plastics industry and then started working as a consultant in sustainable innovation at Partners for Innovation. She has gained a lot of experience in relation to chain cooperation within the Plastics sector. She now applies this, among other things, as Sector Coordinator Plastics at CIRCO.
Hylke Brunt represents the Dutch Food Industry on the packaging file and is involved in improving downstream recycling and upstream developments in design choices. He is responsible for the new trade plan sustainably and follows up on the actions of this industry plan.

ROGER LOPE

ROB VERHAGEN

ULPHARD THODEN VAN VELZEN

INGEBORG GORT

HYLKE BRUNT

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