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Closing Loops – Recipe for a truly circular economy

6 MARCH 2018:

Bluepoint, Brussels 

EuRIC organizes on 6 March 2018 its Annual Conference on “Closing Loops – Recipe for a truly circular economy”. Taking place in the Business & Conference Centre of the Bluepoint Brussels, this major event will feature high-level policy makers and influential recycling industry executives. Particular emphasis will be put this year on the different ingredients needed across the value chain to move towards a genuine circular economy. In addition, unparalleled networking opportunities offered by EuRIC Annual Conference will allow you to make the most of single-day conference.

Program

Conference moderated by Hajo FRIEDRICH – Professional Moderator

09.00
Registration
09.30
Opening Words
Mr. Michael SCHUY, President of EuRIC
From starter to dessert: what are the key ingredients of a circular economy
(Each session will be followed by a 10 minutes Q&A with the audience)
09.45
Session 1: Circular Economy Package
Keynotes
Ms. Sarah NELEN, Head of Unit, Waste Management and Secondary Materials, DG Environment, European Commission
Ms. Eve TAMME, Counsellor for Environmental Affairs, Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU
Topics
What it takes to close circular loops
Completion of the negotiations on the revision of the waste legislation
Implementation of the circular economy package and launch of the ‘Plastics Strategy’
10.45 -11.00
Networking Coffee break
11.00
Session 2: Designing circular products
Keynotes
Mr. Gwenole COZIGOU, Director, Industrial Transformation and Advanced Value Chains, DG GROW, European Commission
Mr. Andreas KESSLER, Director Business Unit Plastics, SUEZ Recycling and Recovery - Benelux and Germany
Mr. Ward MOSMULLER, Director EU Affairs, DSM
Topics
Framing eco-design for recycling
Dealing with “unrecyclable” products
Thinking recycling at design stage: the example of fully recyclable carpets & mattresses
12.00
Showcase session: Pricing externalities – Rewarding recycling
Mr. Manuel BURNAND, Director General, FEDEREC
12.30 - 14.00
Networking lunch
14.00
Session 3: Re-designing waste & chemical legislation to circular flows
Keynote
Mr. Enrique GARCIA-JOHN, Policy Officer - Chemicals, DG GROW, European Commission
Mr. Keith FREEGARD, Director, Axion Polymers
Ms. Anna-Maria KACZMAREK, Manager Chemicals Policy, EUROFER &
Mr. Hans REGTUIT, Stainless Steel Environment Manager, Team Stainless, EUROFER
Mr. Christer FORSGREN, Head of Technology & Environmental Science of Stena Metall Group, Adjunct Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Industrial Materials Recycling, Chalmers University of Technology
Topics
Getting the right interface between waste, product & chemical legislation
Acute issues for metals and plastics recyclers
15.10
Showcase session: Fast-track notification for WEEE – A new International Green Deal / NSSR
Mr. Chris SLIJKHUIS, E-waste Recycling / Public Affairs, Müller-Guttenbrunn Gruppe
Dr. Robine van DOOREN, Project Lead, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO)
15.40 - 16.00
Networking Coffee break
16.00
Session 4: End of life vehicle recycling – What comes next?
Keynotes
Ms. Artemis HATZI-HULL, Policy Officer, Waste Management and Secondary Materials, DG Environment, European Commission
Mr. Thomas PAPAGEORGIOU, Chair of the European Shredder Group, Compliance Director at ANAMET Recycling, SEPAN
Topics
Supporting the enforcement of the ELV Directive
Latest challenges for ELV recyclers
16.40
Session 5: China’s new policy on waste imports – Opportunities & Challenges for recovered paper market
Keynotes
Mr. Hans van de NES, President of ERPA Branch, Director for Business Development of Paper & Plastics Recycling at Sortiva
Topics
Supporting the enforcement of the ELV Directive
Latest challenges for ELV recyclers
17.00
Global Recycling Day– 18 March 2018 – An international Day for Recycling
Mr. Arnaud BRUNET, Director General, BIR
17.30 – 19.00
Networking cocktail