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Reusable packaging: towards a zero waste model


02 Nov 2020


Climate & Environment

Reusable plastics can play a huge role in the future of packaging. Together with our partners, the plastics industry is leading the drive towards reuse and overcoming some of the challenges of reuse systems. To explore and discuss this potential we are bringing together experts from across the supply chain for a virtual workshop ‘Reusable Packaging and the Future for Plastic’ on Tuesday the 3rd November 2020 from 13.30-15.30.

Organised by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) and supported by PlasticsEurope, the aim of the webinar is to examine the latest reuse systems, pioneering packaging ideas and opportunities for plastics companies wanting to expand into this burgeoning market. Key speakers will include Gordon McSkimming, Sustainable Packaging Manager, Coca-Cola European Partners, Dr Zaneta Muranko, Research Associate in the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London and Stephen Clarke, Head of Communications, Loop Europe – guaranteeing a dynamic and insightful debate.

Stephen Hunt, Membership Services Director at the BPF, commented: “Reusable packaging is a growing trend and one that offers significant opportunities for the plastics industry as the industry moves to become even more sustainable. Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimate that the reusable packaging market could be worth over 10 billion dollars and it is vital that plastic companies make themselves aware of the opportunities. The aim of this seminar is to provide our industry with an in-depth look at the key trends and drivers for reusable packaging as well as highlighting the opportunities it can create for companies.”

“Plastic waste is unacceptable in any environment. Increasing reuse and recycling is the driving force of the plastics industry. Several of our members have made investments and partnerships in both mechanical and chemical recycling. These technologies combined with concerted efforts on reuse by the plastics value chain partners are contributing to reducing plastic waste and marine litter.”, added Virginia Janssens, Managing Director of PlasticsEurope.

Full details of this seminar can be found on the BPF website at


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