10h00 – 10h10 Welcome and Introductions
10h10 – 10h40 Joachim Quoden - Managing Director of EXPRA
Towards a Circular Economy in the Plastics Industry: The business rationale for a Circular Economy; the drivers and levers for change and a new economic model; rethinking value creation and the opportunities within the Circular Economy; the importance of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and the key role this has in transitioning to a circular economy.
10h40 – 11h00 Tea Break
11h00 – 11h20 Sarah O’Carroll - GreenCape / ACEN
The Importance of the Value Chain Approach: How can the designers, manufacturers and users of packaging effectively collaborate to optimise the performance of packaging while minimising the risks of supply chain inefficiencies?
11h20 – 11h40 Phillipa Notten - Director of The Green House
Life Cycle Assessment to support the Circular Economy: In the face of uncertainty about the best options for recycling, reuse, and other end-of-life recovery options, LCA is a perfect tool to consistently and effectively evaluate these options. If applying the principles of circular economy is the goal, then LCA is the methodology to maximize those benefits.
11h40 – 12h00 Panel discussion Facilitated by GreenCape
12h00 – 13h00pm Wrap-up followed by lunch & networking