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Exploring Circular Solutions for Beverage Containers

09/11/2023 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET


One week ahead of the third meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution (INC-3), Reloop Platform cordially invites you to join our online international webinar focusing on the theme of plastic circularity through Deposit Return Systems (DRS).

Recording of the Webinar

Webinar presentations

We are honoured to feature two distinguished keynote speakers: Marián Áč, representing the Slovakian system (, and Kjell Olav A. Maldum, from the renowned Norwegian DRS, Infinitum ( Both represent deposit system operators and serve as national Producer Responsibility Organisations (PROs) for beverage container deposits.

As conversations surrounding the legally binding instrument on plastic pollution revolve around financing mechanisms such as Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and ambitious collection targets, our webinar aims to showcase these policy instruments that have already been successfully adopted, effectively combating the plastic challenge. Slovakia and Norway stand as prime examples, not only excelling in collecting plastic beverage packaging but also pioneering the path to local plastic circularity, closing the loop.

This event is part of Reloop’s Deep Dive into European DRS series and proudly serves as the inaugural episode in the Circular Plastics Now webinar series. Join us for an engaging exploration of how these countries are leading the way towards a more sustainable and circular future for plastics.

Webinar agenda

09/11/2023 3:00pm – 5:00pm CET

3.00 – 3.15Welcome & introductory presentation
DRS as an EPR for beverage containers – history and experiences so far
Anna Larsson, Director, Circular Economy Development, Reloop Platform
3.15 – 3.45Plastic Packaging Circularity in Norway
Kjell Olav Maldum, CEO, Infinitum AS

Circularity of Beverage Containers in the Republic of Slovakia
Marián Áč, CEO, Správca zálohového systému
3.45 – 4.15Panel discussion: Is there a way out from the plastic crisis?
Ole Jan Myhre, Marketing Director, Norner – Polymer Research & Development Centre, Norway Maria Andrzejewska, Director General, UNEP – GRID, Poland
Kjell Olav A. Maldum, CEO, Infinitum, Norway
Marián Áč, Správca zálohového systému, Slovakia
Moderator: Anna Larsson, Reloop Platform
4.15 – 6.00Q&A

For more information, please contact Anna Larsson at

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