Europe’s Convenience Food Packaging Association

Register now: Recycling projects presented Nov 9

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In 2017, Pack2Go Europe launched its initiative “Reaching 4 Recycling, Calling 4 Collection” to start the short and long term process of integrating food and beverage service packaging into the circular economy in Europe.

The food and beverage service packaging sector is assuming in full its responsibility to take the lead with other stakeholders in guaranteeing the sustainability of the products that guarantee food hygiene, consumer safety and public health benefits for millions every day. It’s an essential and exciting endeavour, one that has now found its time!

While industry focuses on how to make the circular economy project work, some NGOs, policymakers and politicians are increasingly calling for restrictive measures that are not circular in their intent.

The “Reaching 4 Recycling, Calling 4 Collection” initiative has been 18 months in the making. It is ambitious. It is comprised of a series of action lines. “The Conference 2017” aims to brief participants on progress so far in the context of an accelerating debate on how to promote more re-use, more recycling and less littering of packaging in general – and of service packaging in particular.

The conference will review the current situation in a number of important countries as part of Pack2Go Europe’s ongoing programme to catalogue the consumer’s actual access to recycling around the EU and the regulatory situation as it applies to food and beverage service packaging.

A game-changing recycling project in the United Kingdom will be presented in Brussels for the first time, along with briefing on projects which are in preparation in Spain and Germany.

These projects show that food and beverage service packaging is truly recyclable when there is cooperation throughout the chain to provide access to separate collection and sorting infrastructure.

These projects also aim to trace a path for the future all across Europe, where the valuable materials used in manufacturing our safe and hygienic products are captured at end of life and returned to the circular economy.

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Meeting of the Board of Pack2Go Europe

09.00 - 12:00 hrs

Board Members only

Annual General Meeting of Pack2Go Europe

14.00 - 18.00 hrs

Association Members only

Networking Reception and Dinner

19.00 - 23.00 hrs

Open to All

9 November

All Sessions open to all attendees


8.45 - 09.00 hrs

A GPS for service packaging in Europe

9.00 - 09.30 hrs

Service packaging: how it is circular & how it isn't yet

9.30 - 10.45 hrs
  • Packaging food & drinks: achievements & challenges
  • Keeping packaging in the loop after use
  • Getting consumers to change their ways
  • Recycling is the future for the packaging industry

Circular economy: changes in governance across Europe

11.15 - 12.30 hrs
  • The European Union’s circular economy vision for packaging
  • France: radical 20/20 vision
  • UK: charging your way to heaven
  • Germany: the re-usable alternative

A new industrial revolution for service packaging

13.30 - 14.45 hrs
  • Re-using the wheel: capitalising on existing infrastructure in the UK
  • Collection and recycling successes and models from across Europe

Panel: service packaging in the society of tomorrow

14.45 - 16.00 hrs

Closing remarks and end of Conference

16.00 hrs




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Tel: +32 2 286 94 96