Schedule of Events

Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference - Europe

Times, sessions and speakers are subject to change.

08:00 – 09:00
Registration Opens and Welcome Coffee
09:00 – 10:30
The Challenge of Change

This session delves into methods and philosophies companies and organizations have developed when massive, disruptive change hits their sector.

10:30 – 11:00
Networking Break
11:00 – 12:15
An Uncertain Future in Asia

Panelists at this session discuss how China’s scrap materials restrictions are changing the nature of trade between recyclers in Europe and buyers in Asia.

12:15
Networking Lunch
13:30 – 14:30
Inland Journeys and Export Options

Panelists provide updates on the existing challenges and potential solutions available in Europe’s freight sector.

14:35 – 15:45
Whose Material is it Anyway?

Online shopping and the “gig economy” are among the factors putting more OCC and other commercial grades into households. Panelists at this session discuss how this affects commercial recyclers and government collection programs.

15:45 – 16:15
Networking Break
16:15 – 17:30
Let’s Talk About Quality

A panel consisting of mill buyers and recovered fiber shippers will engage in a likely spirited discussion of trends in quality measurement and monitoring and the state of Europe’s recovered fiber quality.

17:30 – 18:30
Opening Welcome/Drinks Reception
08:30 – 09:00
Registration Opens and Welcome Coffee
09:00 – 10:15
Repackaging for a New Era

Environmental concerns have cast a spotlight on plastics and irresponsible disposal outcomes. This session looks at how this could affect the future of both plastic and paperboard packaging.

10:15 – 10:45
Networking Break
10:45 – 12:00
Making Sustainability Great Again: Backing up the Promises

Panelists at this session discuss perceived disconnects between brand owner sustainability pledges and the ability of recyclers and manufacturers to meet those goals.

12:00 – 13:15
Networking Lunch
13:15 – 14:30
Follow the Money

This session examines the growing presence of mergers, acquisitions and investment group funding in Europe’s recycling sector.

14:30
Close of Conference