Circularity in action: How to overcome the barriers to scale in the EU and the UK

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According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, by 2040 a circular economy for packaging has the potential to reduce GHG emissions by 25% and create 700,000 net additional jobs. Sounds great in theory. But with 91 percent of packaging waste sent to the landfills and/or released in the environment, we have a long way to go. 

In this session, we’ll assess the solutions that exist to overcome the barriers and pitfalls to true, scalable circularity. We will take a deep dive into the nuances of circular packaging and assess practical examples of circular approaches in action. 

Session objectives:

  • Understand the ‘rules’ of closed-loop packaging design 
  • Define the business case for circular models and determine what’s needed to achieve cost competitiveness 
  • Provide practical examples and clear lessons learned from the implementation of circular approaches 
  • Understand the true scalability of secondary markets vs recycling infrastructure

Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Emily Heslop
Project Manager
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 3780 7430


For more information and to inquire, please contact:
Matt Archer
Business Development Manager
[email protected]

Join Us For 

  • In-depth guidance from industry leaders on how to effectively implement policies.
  • Networking with key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors.
  • An entirely off-the-record discussion that encourages open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.

Sign up 

Registration for the Future of Plastics and Packaging is currently open. To sign up, you can do so online here, or get in touch directly for details of group discounts. 

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