Design 4 the circular economy: let’s rethink our brake 4 packaging sustainability

Kévin Le Blévennec

presentation by Kévin Le Blévennec, VITO, at Online Packaging Design 4 Sustainability Conference (10 November 2020, 12:00 – 16:00 CET). REGISTER HERE to attend.

Recent VITO research results on 1) the quality of collected packaging waste, 2) a comprehensive review on the progressive integration of material efficiency requirements within EU sustainable product policy framework, or 3) on the role of digital technologies for enhancing waste management activities, can only reinforce this need to integrate holistic approaches connecting different product life-cycle stages and stakeholders at an early design & development phases.

Continue reading “Design 4 the circular economy: let’s rethink our brake 4 packaging sustainability”

Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 – Revolutionizing Sorting and Recycling by Intelligent Packaging Containing Digital Watermarks

duo presentation

duo presentation by An Vossen, Executive Manager, PLAREBEL vzw/asbl, Belgian Catalyst for the Circular Plastic Value Chain & Gian De Belder, Technical Director Packaging Sustainability, Procter & Gamble at Online Packaging Design 4 Sustainability Conference (10 November 2020, 12:00 – 16:00 CET). REGISTER HERE to attend.

Continue reading “Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 – Revolutionizing Sorting and Recycling by Intelligent Packaging Containing Digital Watermarks”

Life Cycle Assessment to evaluate sustainability of packaging

Yvonne van der Meer

presentation by Yvonne van der Meer, Scientific co-director Aachen Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials, Professor Sustainability of Chemicals and Materials, Maastricht University, at Online Packaging Design 4 Sustainability Conference (10 November 2020, 12:00 – 16:00 CET). REGISTER HERE to attend

Public concerns on the burden plastic packaging poses on the environment have induced policies to reduce single use plastics and to improve plastic waste management. This development is driving innovation in plastic packaging, e.g. by enhancing recyclability or increasing recycled content. To answer the question which innovations or solutions are favorable from an environmental point of view, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a valuable tool.

Continue reading “Life Cycle Assessment to evaluate sustainability of packaging”

Challenges of PET Trays Recycling

Marnix van Gurp

by Marnix van Gurp, Managing Director, Brightlands Materials Center

Although PET bottles are already reasonably well recycled, the recycling rates for PET trays are virtually zero. Among a number of different reasons why this is the case, the design of the trays plays an important role. The waste fraction of PET trays contains a considerable amount of other polymers than PET, in particular due to the lidding films which consist in many cases of multimaterial laminates.

Continue reading “Challenges of PET Trays Recycling”

Sustainable design driven by external factors

Dennis van den Beuken

by Dennis van den Beuken, GBO

GBO is a full-service design agency that is at the forefront of innovation to achieve success for entrepreneurial clients. Founded in 1990 and rooted in product development, we have grown into a full-service design agency that focuses on the entire product development spectrum, including sustainable products.

Sustainable design has been discussed during projects for years. However if we want to be in the lead of this matter, we still highly depend on external factors. During this presentation I would like to show you some of these factors based on client cases.

Continue reading “Sustainable design driven by external factors”

Packaging sustainability in three tracks

karen van der stadt

by Karen van de Stadt, Packaging Expert, Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging

How to design your packaging now and in the future? What boundaries are in place at the moment and which possibilities are there in the future? Looking at the publication ‘The state of sustainable packaging’ and the innovation tracks that the KIDV describes in there, what can you do with your packaging to move forward.

program: https://design4sustainabilityconference.com/conference/

Continue reading “Packaging sustainability in three tracks”

Advancing sustainability in designing new PP grades for packaging

Emanuele Burgin

by Emanuele Burgin, LyondellBasell

Designing for sustainability begins with the material choice. New PP grades are developed to meet the EU Plastic strategy and its recyclability & recycling targets by 2025 and 2030, as well as to enlarge the mechanical recycled PP-based application portfolio beyond the traditional low value, black, inj molding markets, so to make recycling sustainable even in bad times.

Continue reading “Advancing sustainability in designing new PP grades for packaging”