September 26, 2019
CONFERENCE ON REUSEABLE PACKAGING
This conference will bring together operators and experts from the reusable packaging value chain to identify barriers to growth and explore policy and opportunities to build new reusable packaging pooling platforms
November 22, 2019
GETTING TO 90% : BEST PRACTICES IN DEPOSIT REFUND SYSTEMS
The aim of the conference is to bring together best in class Deposit Refund System (DRS) operators, experts and technology providers from multiple countries in Europe and North America. They will offer their expertise on the various components of setting up best in class DRS systems.
Who is the primary audience we would like to target with the conference?
• Beverage producers and distributors to better understand the implications on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) obligations and opportunities for getting back recycled resin for utilisation into circular plastics.
• Retailers - large and small to learn from existing retail operations and small shop owners facing new collection obligations. How can retailers maximisethe benefit of increased foot traffic, circular plastics for in-house branded beverages, etc., will be among the questions addressed.
• EU and national policy-makers faced with drafting legislation (for best in class experience with requisite legislative components like: scope of legislation, targets and penalties, container marking, points of return, system integrity and security, organisation, financials, deposit value, handling fees, logistics).
• Regional authorities to learn about transitional issues related to DRS and opportunities to save waste management costs.