23 Jan 2020

The Smart Food Matters 2020 stream 'Packaging evolution: the next gen of eco-intelligent innovation' investigates how businesses can transform their packaging to improve sustainability.

Find out how to meet your responsibilities as a producer

The Extended Producer Responsibility places the onus of the responsibility onto producers, but how will this affect the costs for manufacturers and producers, what infrastructure will be needed to support the system, and how is it going to be funded? Stefano Agostini, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé UK&I Ltd, Martin Kersh, Executive Director, Food Service Packaging Association, Julian Hunt, Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, Coca Cola European Partners and Dr Colin Church, CEO, IOM3 will be looking to answer these questions and provide their insight to help your business prepare for what lies ahead in the session 'What does the UK’s plans for Extended Producer Responsibility mean for producers?'

Rethinking packaging across the supply chain

With more than 400 organisations signed up to the New Plastics Economy's global commitment to rethink the future of plastics, what has been achieved so far? Russell Dunn, R&D Packaging Team Manager, Britvic, Siân Sutherland, Chief Changemaker, A Plastic Planet, Catherine Conway,Founder, Unpackaged and Al Overton, Buying Director, Planet Organic will look at this in-depth as part of the session 'Rethinking function and value of packaging across the supply chain' to give your business examples of how partners are fundamentally changing the way packaging is designed and used across the supply chain.

Is bio the answer?

Can bio-based materials be mainstreamed commercially? Are they the right option for your needs? Andy Sweetman, Sales & Marketing Manager, EMEA, Futamura, David Newman, Managing Director, BBIA, Lise Honsinger, CFO & Head of Commercial, Notpla and Franz Kraus,Public Affairs Director, TIPA Compostable Packaging will give their viewpoint on this controversial topic in the session 'Is bio-based the answer?'

To see the full two-day programme for Smart Food Matters and discover ways that your business can benefit from a sustainability-focused future click here