Wednesday 19th October 2022, 10:00am – 11:00 GMT, 8.00pm – 9.00pm AET
*Open Masterclass to all members and non-members
Driving circularity for protein packaging
Working towards a circular economy will require reducing our reliance on virgin materials and increasing the availability of post-consumer recyclate.
As all packaging producers in food and drink demand recycled material, it is now essential to separate PET food packaging from bottles to meet demand and keep the food supply chain affordable.
The kp Tray2Tray® program is an initiative to recover used food packaging and turn it back into more of the same. kp is working with the entire value chain to generate and drive continued demand and ensure a constant supply of post-consumer recycled plastics.
In this session you will:
- Current PET recycling infrastructure
- Key challenges facing the recycling market
- Why Tray2Tray recycling needs to be developed and what these challenges are
- Legislative framework
- New recycling technologies
- How this program can help you to get your sustainability targets
This open masterclass is relevant for all – particularly procurement, technology, sustainability, marketing and packaging teams
Klöckner Pentaplast –Global Innovations Director, Food Packaging
Ana holds a PhD in chemistry and has over 30 years of experience in the food packaging sector.
She developed her entire career with the food packaging multi-national company LINPAC Packaging as Technical and Operations Director of the Pravia plant in Spain, being responsible for product and process design, detailed engineering, plant operation and business improvement.
For more than five years she was part of the Innovation Department at LINPAC being fully involved in all projects related with the utilization of post-consumer recycled materials for the production of recyclable packaging for food applications.
LINPAC was acquired by Klöckner Pentaplast in July 2017, where she was promoted to Innovation Director of the Food Packaging division.
As well as guest lecturing at local universities and presenting on behalf of kp at a number of speaking events, Ana is also co-chair of the PETcore thermoforming working Group and is active in other industry associations such ANEP, ANAIP amongst others.