The Circularity Challenge: How Recycling Contributes Towards the European Green Deal
21 September 2022 – 9 AM 12 PM CEST

Autoworld Museum, Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels


On 21 September 2022, within the framework of Global Recycling Week, 4evergreen will be hosting the hybrid event: The Circularity Challenge: How Recycling Contributes Towards the European Green Deal.” The conference will be live-streamed from the Autoworld Museum at Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels.

The event will be the perfect opportunity to find out more about the innovative nature of the fibre-based packaging industry. Whilst being an industry with a long history of efficiency, innovation has been a central facet of the industry’s journey to making fibre-based packaging the most recycled packaging material by volume in Europe.

In the first section of this event, participants will hear from policymakers and industry leaders as they look at how Europe can develop on its position as a leader in the recycling industry, with European materials and European technologies. In the second half of the event, we will take a deep dive into innovation and design, bringing in perspectives from outside of the packaging industry. The event will also initiate a constructive discussion about the concept of recycling – what defines different recycling processes, and what are the implications of this in upcoming legislation.

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Event agenda

Below, you can check out the programme of the event, with all the up-to-date information on the panels and speakers – we will upload it regularly, so don’t forget to have a look once in a while!

The agenda is also available here for download.

Start-ups and technology exhibitors

About one.five: one • five is a biomaterials discovery and development company, part of the 4evergreen Alliance. They transform material science inventions into truly circular, eco-saving packaging products for the FMCG industry. Their proprietary system sources, designs, and develops the next generation of biomaterials to tackle the industry’s challenges holistically. At one • five, they believe every stakeholder should benefit from the value created by the products they develop, as this is the only way to impart long-lasting change. The organisation is backed by leading venture capital funds such as Speedinvest, as well as strategic corporate investors, and a large community of expert advisors from the biotech, packaging, and consumer goods industry.

About Juno: Juno has developed a breakthrough waste recovery technology that uses patented sanitization and separation processes to recover up to 90% of materials it processes, diverting them from landfills and incinerators. These materials – things like paper fiber, plastics, and metals – are then circulated back into the economy for reuse. Not only is Juno able to reclaim previously unrecyclable materials, but it can also turn food waste into renewable biogas, and each ton of waste processed through a Juno facility represents up to a one-ton net reduction CO2 emissions.* Juno began operating its first commercial plant in Toledo, Oregon in early 2021, with plans to expand around the globe. (*The CO2e impact for Juno® Technology has been estimated through the EPA WARM model version 15 using Portland, OR Metro’s 2016 waste characterization. EPA WARM model is a standard for measuring carbon impact in the waste industry.)