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Training session: Recycling Food Packaging

Topic: Technologies, Safety and Quality for Food Contact and the New Plastics Recycling Regulation

Date: March 7 - 8, 2023 Location: Porto, Portugal; online Organizer: FitNESS 2.0 Project



Watch the recordings of each presentation and see the slides

Introduction to the FitNESS Project


  • Overview of new features/modules in FitNESS 2.0 (presentation slides) - Agroparistech, Steward Ouadi & Olivier Vitrac


Regulatory Overview and Recent Changes

  • Environmental and human health impacts of packaging: towards more recycling (presentation slides) - Institut Agro Dijon, Thomas Karbowiak


  • Shifting approaches: Recent, ongoing, and future changes to FCM-related policy in Europe (presentation slides) - Food Packaging Forum, Justin Boucher


Industry Technical Updates and Perspective





Plastics recycling overview of processes (mechanical, dissolution, and chemical)



  • Polystyrene based materials (presentation slides) - Styrenics Circular Solutions, Jens Kathmann



Safety and Quality Food Contact Processes

  • Design for Circularity and Safety Aspects of Recycled Plastic Packaging (presentation slides) - Fraunhofer Institute, H-C Langowski


  • Safety Assessment of Circular PET Packaging - Fraunhofer Institute, Diana Kemmer



Panel Discussion: Overview of the new plastics recycling regulation and stakeholder perspectives Plastics Europe, Michel Cassart - Introductory presentation UCP, Fátima Poças Fraunhofer Institute, Diana Kemmer Zero Waste Europe, Dorota Napierska Styrenics Circular Solutions, Jens Kathmann


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