Fifth plenary meeting PUMA

Working together to the end of packaging as an environmental issue worldwide

 

The 5th annual meeting of the PUMA project will take place on Wednesday 17 March 2021. With PUMA, we are working together to end packaging as an environmental problem. The meeting is entirely Live Online: you can participate from any location, while all presentations as well as the various breakout and Q&A sessions are live and interactive.

PROGRAMME

2-3PM CET    PLENARY MEETING #1 KICK-OFF (live online central session)

Update on PUMA activities and results 2017-2020

  • The PUMA steps in 2017-2020 by Michael Nieuwesteeg (NVC)
  • Invited speaker perspective by Sriman Banerjee (Takeda Pharmaceuticals)
  • Introduction of the PUMA MANIFESTO Italian edition in coop with Sonia Bennati (Editrice Zeus) and with special guest Giacomo Canali (Barilla)

3-4PM CET    BREAKOUT SESSIONS (live online with 4-person breakout-sessions)

A.    Lowering the entropy by coding and identification

  • Short introduction by the session leader Helen Crowe (NVC)
  • Identifying packaged products after use and allocating their optimal disposal route, by Rick Buiten (EcoScan)
  • Digital coding of packs in the Frontend to facilitate better plastic material recycling by Han Meiberg (FiliGrade)
  • IOTA-based distributed ledger technology for smart deposit systems by Markus Gebhardt (Deposy)
  • Breakout-sessions, Q&A, debate and conclusions

B.   New materials and processes in Frontend and Backend

  • Short introduction by the session leader Michael Nieuwesteeg (NVC)
  • Novel packaging materials and processes in Frontend and Backend
    Bart Vanhoof (SABIC)
    Jesper van Berkel (Wellman Recycling)
    Jesse Rep and Dirk den Ouden (Stora Enso)
  • The limits of material recycling: analysis of cost and environmental benefits related to packaging material Collect-Control and Backend processing in the Netherlands and worldwide
  • Breakout-sessions, Q&A, debate and conclusions

4-5PM CET    PLENARY MEETING #2 (live online central session)

  • Summary and highlights breakout session A. Lowering the entropy by coding and identification
  • Summary and highlights breakout session B. Novel packaging materials and processes in Frontend and Backend
  • Q&A, debate and conclusions
  • PUMA project activities 2021-2023

5PM CET       END OF 5th PLENARY PUMA ANNUAL MEETING