‘Sustainability in Packaging Europe’ event returns to Barcelona

Smithers ‘Sustainability in Packaging Europe‘ event returns to Barcelona on 16-18 October 2023. Over 45 speakers from across the breadth of the packaging industry have been confirmed to present, with the main focus of this year’s event being how to achieve circularity in packaging.

The 2023 agenda was carefully curated with insights from big industry players including Amcor, Mondi, METRO AG, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Carlsberg Group, Billerud and more, led by Smithers’ Head of Production, Sabine Prack.

As one of Europe’s largest sustainable packaging conferences, delegates can expect to receive a full 360 perspective on how companies have achieved circularity and insights into the challenges and successes from key stakeholders. Practical examples will be provided from the likes of Metro AG, Aldi, Schwarz Group, PreZero, Nestlé, WWF, UPM, Circpack and P&G.

Sessions at the event include the discussion of the European Union’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), circularity in the retail sector, recyclability at scale, reusable and refillable business models, brand perspective and strategies, bioplastics and compostability, chemical recycling, mechanical recycling, PCR packaging, start-ups and investors, and circularity and design.

In addition to the two-day conference programme on 17 and 18 October, Smithers will host 5 expert pre-conference workshops on 16 October:

  • Fully recyclable packaging with a lower carbon footprint and uncompromised performance, using bio-based plastics from renewable feedstock;
  • How to get ready for long-term packaging sustainability strategy? A holistic, multi-metrics approach;
  • Formed and moulded fibre packaging;
  • Global Extended Producer Responsibility: Current complexities, emerging legislation and how to keep your business compliant;
  • Compostable packaging in a circular economy.

Sabine Prack, Head of Production at Smithers says, “This year’s event will deliver key information and insights to help drive the industry towards a circular economy, and is unmissable for anyone working with packaging across the world.”

Over 600 industry representatives from across the globe are expected to be in attendance. Tickets and further information about the event are available at www.sustpackeurope.com

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