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2nd webinar: Ensuring packaging practitioners are fit for the future

Topic: Recent scientific and policy developments on plastic food packaging

Date: February 9, 2023 - 10:30 - 12:00 (CET) Location: online Organizer: FitNESS 2.0 Project

For no other packaging material type are changes happening faster than for plastics. The European Union introduced a restriction on single-use plastic items and revised its plastics recycling regulation, individual countries are passing additional requirements, and negotiations for a new UN plastics treaty with potentially very wide-ranging impacts have started. Scientific research to ensure the safety of new and recycled packaging materials has also advanced. Join us for a webinar that will put these developments into perspective and share how the free training materials being developed by the FitNESS 2.0 project will help packaging current and future practitioners stay on top of the changes.


  1. Introduction to the FitNESS 2.0 project (Gemma Cornuau, Actia)

  2. Global policy initiatives on plastics: EU single-use plastics directive and the UN plastics treaty (Joan-Marc Simon, Zero Waste Europe)

  3. Evolution and impact of the new EU Regulation 2022/1616 on recycled plastics and industrial practices (Jean-Mario Julien, LNE)

  4. Safety Issues for New and recycled Packaging Materials (Olivier Vitrac, AgroParisTech/INRAE)

  5. Presentation of the FitNESS platform (Thomas Karbowiak, Institut Agro Dijon)

  6. Exchange with participants

You can download the presentations by clicking on the titles.


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