“2023 Thermoforming: a path to circularity”
on the 14-15th of June, physical event in Italy.
Petcore Europe Thermoforms WG was launched in June 2015, followed by online workshops on Recycling PET Thermoforms in March 2015 and in December 2021. Don't miss our Thermoforms Conference 2023 that will be held on the 14 & 15 June in Italy, Bologna at Hotel Savoia.
Thermoforms WG comprises around 50 companies and organisations including key players from industry and waste management. The objective of this event is to promote thermoforms collection & recycling and specifically tray to tray recycling. We will also showcase Petcore Europe Thermoforms WG’s initiatives: Tray Circularity Evaluation Platform (TCEP) and Functional Barrier (FB) task Force.
Please be advised that the number of attendees is strictly limited, thus we strongly encourage to make a reservation at your earliest convenience.
Agenda and Speakers
09:30 – 10:00 Introduction by Antonello Ciotti (PETCORE Europe) "Welcome – Petcore supporting the thermoforming business circularity".
10:00 – 10:15 Jose Antonio Alarcon (PETCORE Europe)
10:15 – 10:30 Pietro Fiocchi (Member of the European Parliament - ENVI commission - ITRE commission - BECA commission)
10:30 – 11:00 Leonor Garcia (E&ACT) "EU Regulatory updates"
11:00 – 12:00 EPR vision & Panel Discussion. Speakers & Panelists:
Jose Maldonado Ibanez (Eco-embes) “Collection and Recycling system in Spain”
Giovanni Bellomi (Corepla) "Approach to trays circularity"
Mercedes Gomez Paniagua (Ecosense Foundation)
12:00 – 12:30 Brand Owner & retailers’ vision. Speaker: Claudio Mazzini (Coop Italia)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:45 Recycler vision & Panel Discussion. Speakers & Panelists:
Paulo Leite (Repetco)
Aron Damen (Faerch/Cirrec)
Sergio Collado (Sulayr)
Michal Figúr (GreenTech) attendee of the panel discussion
14:45 – 15:45 Converter Vision & Panel Discussion. Speakers & Panelists:
Ana Fernandez (KP)
Pietro Spagni (ILPA)
Martin Taylor (Guillin) "Thermoforming a path towards circularity – a thermoformers perspective”
15:45 – 16:25 Technology Providers Vision & Panel Discussion. Speakers & Panelists:
Ksenija Maksimovic (DOW)
Markus Fellinger (Viscotec)
16:25 – 16:45 Functional barrier by Jose Antonio Alarcon (PETCORE Europe) Presentation of the exercise and what the exercise has taught to us?
16:45 – 17:00 TCEP by Argiris Dabanlis (PETCORE Europe) “How to improve recyclability via the PET value chain involvment by PETCORE?”
17:20 – 17:30 Wrapping-up by Antonello Ciotti (PETCORE Europe)
19:30 Cocktail Reception & 20:00 Dinner at Savoia Hotel
On the second day Petcore Europe will organise TWO Plant visits: Recycling Hera Group Plant near Bologna & I.BLU waste & collection sorting plant, dedicated to trays, showing Corepla's efforts to collect & sort thermoforms in Italy (both visits strictly for Petcore Europe members).
Agenda on the 15th June:
8:00 departure from Savoia Hotel at Via del Pilastro, 2, 40127 Bologna BO, Italy
and 8:05 Living Place Hotel Bologna at Via Properzia de' Rossi, 40138 Bologna BO, Italy (by bus).
Please be advised that a bus will departure with no delays from both hotel: Savoia (at 8:00 AM sharp) & Living Place at 8:05 AM sharp) due to a tight agenda on the 15th June.
8:15 – 10:15 Visit of Recycling Hera Group Plant at the following address: VIA DEL FRULLO 5, GRANAROLO DELL’EMILIA (BOLOGNA)
(We will visit the Hera collection & sorting unit & the Waste to Energy site in Granarolo to get a direct view on the ‘plasmix’ used to feed the incinerator. Introduction by Mitrakos Francesca (from Hera Group) & visit of the plant)
11:15 – 13:30 Visit of I.BLU waste & collection sorting plant at the following address: Via Dante Alighieri, 75, 42023 Cadelbosco di sopra RE, Italy
(I.BLU is the third largest plant in Italy with an overall capacity of 100kt/year, it is specialized in trays sorting. Introduction by Mirko Tutino & visit of the plant)
13:45 – 14:45 Lunch at Oro Nero Restaurant
16:00 back to Savoia Hotel at Via del Pilastro, 2, 40127 Bologna BO, Italy
and Living Place Hotel Bologna at Via Properzia de' Rossi, 40138 Bologna BO, Italy (by bus)
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