5 März 2009

International Conference on sustainable packaging solutions

Congress will inform about all aspects of sustainable packaging

The discussion about environmental protection, recycling and resource shortages during the last few years have enhanced the search for “sustainable packaging solutions”. The conference on sustainable packaging at March 12th in Cologne in the course of the Anuga Foodtec aims at giving the participants an overview of the political framework, market developments, influencing factors, new options and ecological assessments.

nova-Institut GmbH (Huerth, Germany) is organizing the conference on sustainable packaging together with Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V. (Berlin, Germany), Fraunhofer UMSICHT (Oberhausen, Germany) and Stiftung Arbeit und Umwelt (Hannover, Germany). The congress will focus on the following topics

  • sustainable resource base for packaging
  • ecological assessments of food packaging
  • current political discussions regarding sustainability and packaging
  • new material options including bioplastics and other biomaterials
  • sustainable packaging concepts

We are pleased to present the following themes and speakers:

  • Future resource supply for the packaging industry
    09:00 Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH, Hürth: Future raw materials for the packaging industry
    09:30 Bob Hogan, ZIP-Pak, Manteno/USA: Sustainabillity in packaging
    10:00 Dr. Kerstin Röhrich, Deutsche Materialeffizienzagentur demea, Berlin: Material efficiency as the easiest form of resource preservation
    10:30 coffee break
  • Sustainable packaging concepts in the retail
    11:00 Roland Rex, Moritz J. Weig GmbH & Co. KG, Mayen: Packaging made of paper, cardboard & paperboard – simply sustainable
    11:30 Dr. Heike Schiffler, TetraPack, Germany-Switzerland, Hochheim: Sustainability of an established packaging
    12:00 Hilka Bergmann, EHI Retail Institute, Köln: Sustainable packaging concepts on the market
    12:30 Matthias Giebel, Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V. / Berndt&Partner Packaging Consultants, Berlin: Sustainability-Leader of the branded article and packaging industry
    13:00 lunch break with buffet
    14:00 Philipp Depiereux, alesco GmbH & Co. KG, Langerwehe: Green future strategies with and for transparency packaging: Saving resources, preventing emissions, reduction and balancing of CO2-output
  • Packaging industry: Market overview bioplastics and paper
    14:30 Jöran Reske, european bioplastics e.V., Berlin: Market overview bioplastics – producers, applications and markets
    15:00 Andy Sweetman, Innovia Films Ltd., Wigton/UK: Democratising the use of the bioplastics in food-packaging
    15:30 Carmen Michels, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen: Recycling of bioplastics
    16:00 coffee break
    16:30 Dr. Christian Bonten, FKUR Kunststoff GmbH, Willich: Bioplastics-innovations for packages
    17:00 Alan Heath, CEE Packaging, Poland: Packaging in the recession

We offer simultaneous translation (German to and from English)

You will find more information, the programme as well as the registration form at: www.sustainable-packaging.de.

Source: nova-Institut GmbH, press release, 2009-01-22.


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