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The Future of Food Packaging

25 Mar 2021

Online - Webex

 Thursday 25th March, 10.00am

CAFRE in collaboration with Invest Northern Ireland are hosting an event on Thursday 25th March at 10.00am entitled, The Future of Food Packaging.

The Northern Ireland Food and Packaging Industry is rapidly changing in response to consumer demand for more sustainable packaging. To meet this growing sustainability requirement there needs to be a closer collaboration between local government, research bodies, manufacturers, retailers and recyclers to identify innovative packaging solutions.

The topics to be covered during this event will include:

  • The proposed reform to Extended Producer Responsibility and Options for a Deposit Return Scheme in Northern Ireland.
  • Are bioplastics really the answer to meeting consumer demand for more sustainable packaging?
  • The role of Bryson Recycling and Initial trials on the Deposit Return Scheme

This webinar is the third in the series and welcomes the following guest speakers:

Chairperson:
  • Colin Breen, Director of Environmental Policy Division DAERA
Speakers:
  • Dr Charmaine Beer, Head of Producer Responsibility Policy, DAERA
  • Dr Bronagh Millar, Characterisation Manager Polymer Processing Research Centre QUB
  • Eric Randall, Director Bryson Recycling

Following the talks, there will be the opportunity to ask questions to the panel of:

  • Colin Breen, Director of Environmental Policy Division DAERA
  • Dr Bronagh Millar, Characterisation Manager Polymer Processing Research Centre QUB
  • Eric Randall, Director Bryson Recycling
  • Philip McMurray, Single-Use Plastics Legislation Team, DEARA
  • Ron Gardiner, Senior Packaging Technologist CAFRE