September 25, 2020
The Pulp and Paper Institute (PPI), a partner of the InnoRenew project, organized the 1st International Circular Packaging Conference, in collaboration with the Faculty of Polymer Technology and SRIP – Circular Economy/Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska, 26-27 September 2019.
The conference brought experts to PPI’s Ljubljana location to discuss the state-of-the-art in the bio-based materials field as well as showcase solutions and examples of good practices for innovation in packaging that are congruent with the circular economy.
Dr Laetitia Marrot and Dr Erwin Schau, researchers at the InnoRenew CoE, and Kim Turk Mehes, Living Lab InnoRenew manager, attended the two-day conference. All three noted that it was a great opportunity for connection and creation of new partnerships in the packaging supply chain.
In addition, Dr Schau presented results of his research in two separate talks: “Negative carbon footprint of packaging paper products, is it possible?” and “Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Category Rules (PEFCR) for intermediate paper products – Overview and discussion of important choices made in the development”.
Conference participants had the chance to join a guided tour of PPI’s laboratories.