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Recyclability and use of secondary raw materials for packaging – cornerstones for climate protection


11 December 2019

The working group Packaging + Environment (“Verpackung + Umwelt” - AGVU), the Federal Association of the German Waste Disposal, Water and Raw Materials Industry (“Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e.V.” - BDE), and the Federal Association of Secondary Raw Materials and Disposal (“Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung e.V.” - bsve) will be jointly hosting the conference “Recyclability and the Use of Secondary Raw Materials for Packaging” at the newly opened FUTURIUM Berlin on 11 December.

Under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the event provides a platform for experts from industry and the ministries to present outstanding projects in the field of sorting and recycling technology, as well as to explain the current state of legislation. A further focus area will be discussions on which innovative possibilities we can expect for recycling in the future. With a view to the future and the conditions in society, participants will debate what contribution recycling can make to climate protection, how AI can be used for recycling processes, and which political conditions are needed for a closed-loop use of raw materials.

The complete programme, including the speakers, as well as your registration form and all other important information can be found here:

Dresden Packaging Conference


5-6 December 2019

At the 29th Dresden Packaging Conference (“Dresdner Verpackungsstag”) – the traditional year-end event of the German packaging industry – the overriding question will be “Packaging in 2025 – Are we ready?”

The focus will be on two developments or trends in particular: sustainability and digitalisation. The conference aims to highlight the requirements, goals and visions of the main players in the value chain and to discuss concrete developments and outstanding application examples. Leading experts from industry, science and trade will be present to help lead the discussions.

One special feature of the Dresden Packaging Conference is the integration of packaging technology students. The event traditionally offers a unique opportunity for packaging professionals to network with these young people. As a result, the Dresden Packaging Conference has developed into an interesting exchange forum for jobs, internships, bachelor’s and master’s theses – in addition to the sharing of information between industry experts. It also offers companies the opportunity to make contact with some of the most interesting specialists of tomorrow.

Further information and registration at:

European Bioplastics Conference


3-4 December 2019

Everyone’s talking about bioplastics – making the European Bioplastics Conference a correspondingly popular event. Already in its 14th iteration, the organisers are inviting visitors to Berlin this year for a further extended range of lectures, discussion forums and exhibitors.

The stronger and more focused efforts of governments and the general public in recent months and years towards more sustainable consumption are reflected in the growing use of biopolymers by major brands and manufacturers.

In addition to the general contribution of biopolymers for recycling, the European Bioplastics Conference will therefore feature presentations by well-known companies on their latest material developments and application examples. The main topics of the two-day conference – such as biodegradable materials, the processing of biopolymers, life cycle and sustainability – cover a broad range and provide plenty of issues for discussion. Numerous representatives from research, industry and politics will be on hand to contribute to these talks. A variety of conference formats will be used to promote an open exchange of views and to ensure there is plenty of time for networking.

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