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Lost in transition:
Is the circular economy a multi-material strategy?

5th December 2017, from 16h00 to 20h00

Sofitel Europe, Place Jourdan, 1 – 1040 Brussels

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Two years ago, in December 2015, the European Commission published its Circular Economy Package. One of the first and major actions of this package was the revision of the waste legislation, including the Waste Framework, the Landfill and the Packaging & Packaging Waste Directives.

With these discussions still ongoing between the EU institutions, the upcoming EU Plastics Strategy expected for the end of 2017 will – once again – reshape several policy areas of direct concern to the packaging sector: design, collection, implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility schemes, to name but a few.

These issues will be first discussed with leading CEOs of the glass packaging industry, high-level speakers from the European Commission, the food and beverage sector and  the  packaging supply chain.

The panel will be followed by a moderated discussion with the audience.


16:00 – 16:30   Welcome coffee and registration

16:30 – 16:45    Introduction

  • Jean-Pierre Floris, Vice-President of FEVE and Honorary Chairman of Verallia

16:45 – 18:15     Panel debate followed by an open discussion with the audience

Is the circular economy a multi-material strategy or are we getting lost in transition?

  • Hans van Bochove, Chairman of EUROPEN & Vice-President Public Affairs and Government Relations, Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Kestutis Sadauskas, Director for the Circular Economy and Green Growth at DG ENVI, European Commission
  • Morag Garden, Head of Sustainability & Innovation, Scottish Whisky Association
  • Vitaliano Torno, President of O-I Europe

18:15 – 18:30     Conclusions

  • Adeline Farrelly, Secretary General of FEVE
  • Jean-Pierre Floris, Vice-President of FEVE and Honorary Chairman of Verallia

18:30- 20:00    Join FEVE and guests for a groovy anniversary soundbite cocktail with the best hits from The Bottle Boys!

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