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Fruit Logistica invites you to Berlin


5-7 February 2020

Everything at the Fruit Logistica fair in Berlin in early February will revolve around sustainability in the production, storage and sale of fresh products, such as fruit and vegetables.

In addition to over 3,000 exhibitors, there will be a host of trade events where the latest findings and innovations in the field of resource conservation and the circular economy will be presented. In addition to lectures on production and logistics, discussions will focus on the optimum packaging of fruit and vegetables.

There will also be a wide range of packaging topics over the three days. From questions on waste avoidance: How can we prevent private households from wasting millions of tons of fresh products every year? How can we steer our convenience culture towards greater environmental compatibility? What can we improve in the logistics chain to reduce waste? From presentations on new packaging developments, such as “What new packaging innovations and materials are there?”, to the question of whether plastic can really be regarded as bio in view of its consumption of raw materials, its long half-life and its environmentally harmful disposal. Do bio materials really represent an alternative in this context or do they also create similar problems?

Further information on the fair and events can be found here:

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.

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