2nd Biodegradable & Compostable Plastics,

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11-12 Mar, 2024 - Manchester, HYBRID

Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre

10:00

Chairman’s Introduction

10:05

The current position for bio-based & compostable packaging materials

Dr. Jen Vanderhoven, Chief Operating Officer

BBIA (Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association)

10:35

Life cycle assessment & cost benefit analysis of compostable plastics & food waste

Ann Ballinger, Principal Consultant

Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd

11:00

Discussion followed by Morning Coffee

11:30

Compostable flexible film from shell waste - taking it to the next level with applications in biomedical & cosmetics

11:55

Biodegradable & Home Compostable Seaweed-derived biomaterial that replaces plastic film packaging

12:20

Biodegradation vs compostability ? Why does the testing environment matter?

 -Normec OWS
-Bioplastics
-Biodegradation
-Industrial & Home compostability
-Other environments
-Benefits and challenges of compostables

Gaëlle Cavalie, Marketing & Sales Officer

Normec OWS

12:45

Discussion followed by Lunch

13:30

Scaling up biodegradable plastics technology

14:00

Strong, natural and fully biodegradable plant based materials for films, coatings and microencapsulation

14:30

Overview of the latest results with Carbios Active in flexible & rigid packaging applications to guarantee the performance in composting & methanization

15:00

Discussion followed by Tea

15:30

The exceptional biomethane potential of biodegradable packaging following thermal pressure hydrolysis pre-treatment

 

Dr. Andrew Walsh, Technical Director

Jones Celtic BioEnergy Limited

16:00

Using agricultural plant residues for a novel generation of natural plastic substitutes

Dr. Anne Lamp, CEO & Co-Founder

traceless materials GmbH

16:30

Final Discussion. End of Day One

09:00

Chairman’s Remark

09:10

UK Plastics Pact roadmap to 2025 – progress and challenges

  • role of reuse and refill systems
  • guidance for biodegradable & compostable plastics

Helen Bird, Resource Management Specialist

WRAP - Waste and Resources Action Programme

09:35

UK Plastics Packaging Tax ( Topic to be confirmed )

10:00

Discussion followed by Coffee Break

10:40

Navigating the intricacies of the recycling label

11:05

Latest UK Food Contact regulations in respect of plastic and bio-based materials and articles

11:30

Food safety and migration testing of NIAS for novel biobased materials & recycled plastics for food contact

11:55

Panel Discussion – New reforms in UK EPR – Are we ready or not ?

Updates on the new EPR reforms (15 min presentation)
Emma Wilkinson, Regulatory Affairs Leader
Beyondly
Chair
Packaging Scheme Forum

Panelists:

George Atkinson, Head of Policy

Valpak Ltd

Helen Bird, Resource Management Specialist

WRAP - Waste and Resources Action Programme

12:45

Final Discussion. Close of Conference followed by Lunch.

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