The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is proud to present an exclusive opportunity for industry professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts to dive deep into the world of circular packaging design and material recovery. Mark your calendars for March 27th, 2024, as we bring you the MERLIN webinar: “Enhancing the Circular Economy of Plastic Packaging: Learning from Good Practices.”

Hosted virtually, this groundbreaking event promises a wealth of insights from esteemed experts in the field. From 10:00 to 12:30, participants will embark on a journey through the latest advancements and best practices in circular packaging, guided by thought leaders at the forefront of innovation.

Meet Our Esteemed Speakers:

– César Aliaga: With extensive experience in packaging sustainability and circular economy, César is the Head of Packaging and Circular Economy Unit at ITENE. He will share insights into circular packaging design and strategies for enhancing recyclability.

– Marianne Gravendeel: As a Research Chemist at Ioniqa Technologies B.V., Marianne specializes in innovative processes for material recovery from multi-layer plastic packaging. Join her as she unveils cutting-edge techniques for sustainable resource extraction.

– Stephan Schaller: With over 20 years of experience in sustainability strategy and circular economy, Stephan serves as a Senior Consultant at the CSCP. He will provide valuable insights into consumer behaviour and policy recommendations for promoting circular packaging.

– Julian Thielen: Leading the “Made For Recycling” department at Interseroh+ GmbH, Julian is dedicated to promoting recyclable packaging design. Join him as he discusses the assessment of circularity in packaging and the role of innovative tools in driving sustainability.

Event Agenda:

– 10:00-10:10: Welcome & Introduction by Ahmad Hafiz, Project Manager, CSCP & Alexander Mannweiler, Head of Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship, CSCP

– 10:10-10:25: Lessons from good practices on increasing recyclability and circularity of plastic packaging by Ahmad Hafiz, Project Manager, CSCP

– 10:25-10:40: Insights into circular packaging design by Cesar Aliaga, Head of Packaging and Circular Economy Unit, ITENE

– 10:40-10:55: Circular packaging from a consumer perspective by Stephan Schaller, Senior Project Manager, CSCP

– 10:55-11:10: Innovative process of material recovery from end-of-life multi-layer plastic packaging by Marianne Gravendeel, Research Chemist, Ioniqa Technologies B.V.

– 11:10-11:25: Assessment of circularity of packaging: “Made for Recycling” tool by Julian Thielen, Head of “Made for Recycling”, Interseroh+ GmbH

– 11:25-11:45: Screen break

– 11:45-12:05: Roundtable: Challenges and opportunities of circular packaging from the perspectives of designers, recyclers, and consumer behavior researchers. Moderation: Alexander Mannweiler, Head of Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship, CSCP

– 12:05-12:25: Discussing and prioritizing recommendations for increasing the recyclability and circularity of packaging. Led by Alexander Mannweiler, Zhao Cheng, Ahmad Hafiz

The webinar will feature engaging presentations, roundtable discussions, and interactive group sessions, providing participants with ample opportunities to network, learn, and collaborate.

Why Attend?

– Gain invaluable knowledge from industry experts

– Stay ahead of the curve in the transition towards a circular economy

– Network with like-minded professionals and organizations

– Contribute to meaningful discussions on sustainability and innovation

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be part of the conversation driving positive change in the plastic packaging industry. Register here to secure your spot at the MERLIN webinar.

About MERLIN :

Would you like to delve into good practices in circular packaging design, material recovery, consumer education, and policy, and extract insights from them? Are you interested in hearing from experts in circular design, material recovery, and consumer behaviour research, and acquiring knowledge on designing packaging for recycling, empowering consumers for better recycling, and closing material loops? If so, then register now for the online MERLIN webinar hosted by the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) on March 27 between 10:00 and 12:30.

Together, let’s pave the way towards a sustainable future through circular packaging practices. Join us on March 27th and be a catalyst for change!

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