IV Meeting of Packaging and the Circular Economy, Hosted at the Chamber of Business School in Valencia and organized by Packaging and Packaging Innovation Cluster, marked by a significant legislative change such as Upcoming implementation of the Royal Decree on packaging and packaging waste.
aspect about How to cope with taxes on non-reusable plastics coming January 1, 2023, as well as the need to innovate in technology, and do this in tandem with the entire supply chain, He focuses on a day when experts have described the state of the sector and the paradigm shift towards the circular economy as a ‘tsunami’.
Amaya Fernández, President of the Packaging and Packaging Innovation Cluster, was in charge of inaugurating the event, which began with a presentation by Carmen Redondo, Director of Institutional Relations of the Spanish Confederation of Consumer and User Cooperatives (Hispacop).
The Ministry of Sustainable Economy, Productive Sectors, Commerce and Labor of the Generalitat Valenciana has financed a meeting in which Innotec also participated (Innovation and Development Center of Emsur-COEXPAN), Alpesa-Uplet, Grupo La Plana, Grabalfa and Emplas Technology Center.
Amaya Fernandez, President of Packaging and Packaging Innovation Cluster, was in charge of inaugurating the event, which began with a presentation by Carmen Redondo, director of institutional relations for the Spanish Confederation of Consumer and User Cooperatives (Hispacop).
One of the first takeaways from the meeting is that it is very important to make both users and companies aware of what the new circular economy paradigm means, because it is the users who are going to set the model from now on. according to a study by hispacop presented at the meeting, the end consumer is very aware since 80.3% are of the view that food habits (purchase and consumption) have an environmental impact.
legislation and taxes
The first discussion table focused on the technical and legislative environment. It is moderated by the Dean of the College of Chemists of the Valencian Community, jose guetta, and Ayming’s representative has intervened, Faisal Asakale; and Fernando Cacho, Partner at Broseta Abogados. Here, the tax on non-recyclable plastics has been the hero on the table, as it affects practically the entire commercial and industrial sector. The table also illustrates that there is a general feeling of insecurity in the sector, as the apparent absence of regulations means that it is not possible to know in detail how this tax is going to develop.
Ecodesign has also been a major theme in the meeting. Speakers define this as a fundamental piece in this whole process of cyclicality, and focus on both the prevention and early planning of the manufacturer, and the growing demands of eco-designers.
The first discussion table focused on the technical and legislative environment. It is moderated by the dean of the College of Chemists of the Valencian Community, José Guetta, and the representative of Ayming, Faisal Ascale; and Fernando Cacho, partner at Broseta Abogados.
one of the great themes of this edition of The Cluster’s Packaging and Circular Economy meeting focused on recycling and post-consumption at a table moderated by María Rodríguez. Director of Sustainability of Grupo Lantero, in which he has intervened Ismael Sanchez, Purchasing Manager at SP-Burner; Victor Monk of Novapet and director of the Hinojosa Paper Division, Elizabeth Garcia. The inclusion of chemical recycling comes as a foregone conclusion, which has become a fundamental complement to mechanical recycling.
at a table dedicated to technologies encouraging the circular economy, moderated by Ana Carolina Lopez Iata-Csic from Packaging Group, has intervened from Amplas, Lorena Rodriguez; Marie Pou Balaguer, representative of Constantia Flexible; Paula Torrijos de Iten, why bosch shell of Ainea. In conclusion, market disruption for new materials that facilitate recycling emerges. Making it clear that materials must not only be durable, but must also perform their function.
It was also informed in the meeting that These new packaging laws seem to be at loggerheads over food waste, with a significant conflict between the various regulations set to be a topic for months to come. Last Table of the Day, Powered by Andres Gil-Nogues of Feria Valencia, has brought together representatives of the user companies where they have participated martha risk Chow’s, Virginia Muriel Garcia Carrion and Virginia Esteve from Bavaria. Apart from recalibrating and launching his latest projects where sustainability is key, he highlights For all developments to be more circular, the entire value chain, including the consumer, has to be involved.
eventually, jesus perez, Packaging and the Director of the Packaging Cluster concluded the day by summarizing the diverse perspectives on technology, law, sustainability and above all, shown by both the speakers and the public, in what has yet again been a very active part of the year . All day.