SPC Engage 2019: London

Activate Your Sustainable Packaging Goals

Oct 23, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019 London

Program

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Oct 23rd
8:30 - 9:15

Registration and Welcome Coffee & Tea

Outside Bakala Auditorium
Oct 23rd
9:15 - 9:25

Opening Remarks and Welcome

Bakala Auditorium

Speakers

Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Oct 23rd
9:25 - 9:45

Opening Keynote: Achieving Resilience in a Time of Change

Bakala Auditorium

Speakers

Drawing on her 20 years of experience in the deeply disrupted news media industry Kristen will share creative and pragmatic lessons for when your goal is to deliver on commitments to customers and the environment, and create a sustainable business, whilst the market, technologies and policies are constantly evolving around you. How to turn ideas into reality, and how to build up resilience in teams for when things don’t go exactly as planned. 

Oct 23rd
9:45 - 10:20

Level-Setting Packaging Sustainability Goals

Bakala Auditorium

Speakers

Tristanne Davis

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

In this kick-off presentation, SPC, INCPEN and EUROPEN will set the scene on the theme of the conference — corporate goals, specifically sustainable packaging goals, including a discussion on why companies are setting them, the types of goals companies are setting, and related existing voluntary and legislative frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), EU Plastics Strategy, New Plastics Economy, Bioeconomy and others.  

Oct 23rd
10:20 - 10:50

Networking Break

Helene and Johannes Gallery
Oct 23rd
10:50 - 11:50

Making Sense of the Evolving UK and EU Legislation Around Recyclable and Compostable Packaging, EPR and Single-Use Plastics, a Panel Conversation

Bakala Auditorium

This session will cover the quickly-evolving legislation in the UK and across Europe, with perspectives and examples from national and regional stakeholders on key challenges, and how policy and legislation are addressing the key issues around used packaging and recovery in this region.

Oct 23rd
11:50 - 13:30

Lunch & Free Time Time to Visit the Designer, Maker, User Exhibit at The Design Museum (or have some fresh air in Holland Park)

Designer, Maker, User Exhibit at The Design Museum

Enjoy a lunch at the Design Museum then visit the Designer, Maker, User Exhibit at The Design Museum, or get some fresh air in Holland Park.

Oct 23rd
13:30 - 14:00

Fireside Chat: Pioneering Sustainable Packaging in the Context of Sustainable Living

Bakala Auditorium

Speakers

Tristanne Davis

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Tristanne Davis, Senior Manager SPC, GreenBlue interviewing Louis Lindenberg, Global Packaging Sustainability Director, Unilever.

Oct 23rd
14:00 - 14:20

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and National Level Action in Plastics Pacts Around the World to Address Plastics Waste and Pollution at Its Source

Bakala Auditorium

Speakers

Juliet Lennon

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The New Plastics Economy is a global initiative that brings together key stakeholders from across the plastics value chain behind a common vision of a circular economy for plastics, where plastic never becomes waste or pollution.

In the transition to a circular economy for plastics the way we design, use and reuse plastics is changing. This session will provide an overview of the shared ambitions and initial action taken globally.  

Oct 23rd
14:20 - 15:20

Voluntary Commitments and the Role of Packaging Innovation: What Does Progressive Look Like in the UK and Europe?

Bakala Auditorium

Speakers

Nick Brown

Coca-Cola European Partners, Great Britain

Richard Kirkman

Veolia UK & Ireland

Yoni Shiran

SYSTEMIQ

Pete Statham

Carlsberg, UK

Adrian Whyle

Plastics Europe

Juliet Lennon

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

2018 and 2019 have seen an explosion of voluntary, time-bound sustainable packaging commitments, particularly related to plastics. During this session, experts will discuss commitments including: Plastics Europe’s ‘Plastics 2030’, the UK Plastics Pact, and The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy’s Global Commitment. 

Through this panel conversation, attendees will learn the latest updates on how these commitments are being monitored and executed on the ground and also explore specific examples of packaging innovation from brands and the waste management industry to meet commitments, but also go beyond them through the innovation route to fulfill their corporate sustainability goals.

Oct 23rd
15:20 - 15:40

Networking Break

Helene and Johannes Gallery
Oct 23rd
15:40 - 16:40

The Driving Force of Retailers and Their Role Implementing Goals, Commitments and Leading Sustainable Innovation, a Panel Conversation

Bakala Auditorium

Speakers

Nicolas Bouche

DECATHLON

Debbie Hitchen

Anthesis

Kevin Vyse

Rapid Action Packaging

Nikki Grainge

Waitrose & Partners

In this panel we will hear from retailers who have become a driving force and a leading voice when it comes to implementing packaging sustainability goals and commitments and driving sustainable innovation within their own private label brands and influencing their supply chain partners.

Oct 23rd
16:40 - 17:40

The Role of Labeling Schemes in Goals Execution: What Have We Learned About Behaviour Change?

Bakala Auditorium

Speakers

Marianne Klimchuk

Fashion Institute of Technology

Kelly Cramer

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Ursula Denison

Packaging Recovery Organisation Europe

In this session we will showcase the major on-package labeling schemes in the UK and Europe as well as SPC’s North American How2Recycle Label which provide key frameworks to communicate sustainability to consumers and enable a circular economy as well as their role in influencing packaging redesign and recovery.

Oct 23rd
17:40 - 19:00

Networking Mixer

Helene and Johannes Gallery
Oct 24th
8:00 - 8:45

Morning Coffee & Tea

Helene and Johannes Gallery
Oct 24th
8:45 - 9:00

Welcome & Recap of Day 1

Helene and Johannes Gallery

Speakers

Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Setting up the context for the rest of the day which will focus on activating your packaging sustainability goals.

Oct 24th - Oct 23rd
9:00 - 9:30

Laying the Groundwork for Packaging Sustainability Goals Execution

Bakala Auditorium

Speakers

Tristanne Davis

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

What do best practices for goals setting look like? What are the mechanics of goal-setting and what makes a ‘good’ goal? Benchmarking of goals and introduction of key goal categories from the SPC’s Goals database project. This session provides the groundwork for goals implementation.

Oct 24th
9:30 - 10:00

Sourcing Goals Deep Dive Session: Using Responsibly Sourced, Optimized Materials in Packaging

Helene and Johannes Gallery

Speakers

Laura Thompson

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

We will define criteria for responsibly-sourced, renewable materials, including a discussion of ‘good’ sourcing choices. We will also share the criteria for sourcing recycled materials and ‘good’ packaging design choices to enable the use of recycled content and optimized use of resources.

Oct 24th
10:00 - 11:00

Pioneering Responsible Sourcing and Optimization in Packaging Materials, a panel conversation

Helene and Johannes Gallery

Speakers

Laura Thompson

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Anna Turrell

Nestlé UK & Ireland

Dr. Liz Wilks

Asia Pulp & Paper

Chris Daly

PepsiCo Europe Sub-Saharan Africa

Lubna Edwards

Klockner Pentaplast

Hear from key stakeholders on how they identified their sourcing goals; how they got buy-in from internal and external partners and how did they execute their plan.

Oct 24th
11:00 - 11:30

Networking Break

Helene and Johannes Gallery
Oct 24th
11:30 - 12:30

Knowledge Cafe: Sourcing and Optimization

Helene and Johannes Gallery

Speakers

Tiina Pursula

Stora Enso

Karen Graley

Waitrose & Partners

Debbie Hitchen

Anthesis

Laura Thompson

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Chris Daly

PepsiCo Europe Sub-Saharan Africa

Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Kelly Cramer

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Simon Thompson

Mondelez UK R&D limited

Elizabeth Blackwell

The LEGO Group

Lubna Edwards

Klockner Pentaplast

Dr. Liz Wilks

Asia Pulp & Paper

This session will consist of small group breakout discussions with table leaders where participants will engage each other in dialogue on the topics they heard about in the overview and panel session on sourcing. 

Table topics:

      • Managing lifecycle tradeoffs between different material choices
      • Bioplastics: strategies & applications
      • Responsible fiber sourcing strategies
      • Renewable and biobased materials, possibilities and applications
      • Recycled content: strategies and applications
      • Chemical recycling: achieving food-grade recycled plastics
      • Problematic single-use items: innovations for non-recyclable/often littered packaging
      • Material efficiency: innovations for using less material
      • Material health: eliminating toxics in packaging
Oct 24th
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

Helene and Johannes Gallery
Oct 24th
13:30 - 13:50

Designing Packaging to Be Reusable, Recyclable, Compostable

Helene and Johannes Gallery

Speakers

Tristanne Davis

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

In this session we will define criteria for recyclable, reusable and compostable packaging and how this translates to packaging design and sustainability commitments around recovery. We will also discuss nuances related to ‘design for recovery’ in the context of global recovery infrastructure and tradeoffs.

Oct 24th
13:50 - 14:50

Designing Packaging Holistically to Fulfill Recovery Goals, a Panel Conversation

Helene and Johannes Gallery

Speakers

Gian de Belder

Procter & Gamble

Laura McGonigal

Method Ecover

Simon Thompson

Mondelez UK R&D limited

Kelly Cramer

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Elizabeth Blackwell

The LEGO Group

Reusable, recyclable or compostable: learn how these packaging decisions affect your design, your material selection and ultimately how your package will be recovered. Hear from leading brands about how they selected their end of life package strategy; what considerations played a role; the tradeoffs they found along the way and what advice they have for companies making these decisions.

Oct 24th
14:50 - 15:20

Coffee Break

Helene and Johannes Gallery
Oct 24th
15:20 - 16:20

Knowledge Cafe: Recovery

Helene and Johannes Gallery

Speakers

Gian de Belder

Procter & Gamble

Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Julia Koskella

SYSTEMIQ

Laura McGonigal

Method Ecover

Laura Thompson

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Roger Baynham

British Plastics Federation

Marianne Klimchuk

Fashion Institute of Technology

Juliet Lennon

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Anna Turrell

Nestlé UK & Ireland

Kelly Cramer

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Ursula Denison

Packaging Recovery Organisation Europe

Marco Versari

Novamont

Sabrina Stiegler

Beiersdorf

This session will consist of small group breakout discussions with table leaders where participants will engage each other in dialog on the topics they heard about in the overview and panel session on recovery.  

Table topics:

  • When to use recyclable vs compostable vs reusable
  • Design for recycling: strategies for success
  • Improving recycling collection & reducing contamination
  • Improving recycling sortation & reprocessing
  • Improving collection & infrastructure in other regions
  • Improving the demand for recycled materials
  • Increasing participation in recycling through labeling and education
  • Composting design strategies and boosting infrastructure
  • Scaling reuse models
Oct 24th
16:20 - 17:00

Event Wrap-up Activity and Conclusions

Helene and Johannes Gallery
Oct 24th
17:30 - 20:30

Pub Crawl

Join us for drinks and good company following the event! Additional details to be announced.

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