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Plastics in Packaging


21st November 2013 | BPF House, London, EC2A 3JE

The BPF's fifth annual plastics in packaging event returns in 2013 with a diverse and dynamic programme of speakers looking at all aspects of the plastics packaging industry.

This seminar will provide delegates with a comprehensive examination of the key topics facing the plastics packaging industry. Featuring an examination of future trends in packaging and raw materials prices the seminar also includes a case study by Unilever and finishes with an examination of how to deal with chemical scare stories.

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Seminar Programme:

10.15     Registration & Refreshments

10.45    Chairman’s Introduction - Peter Davis, British Plastics Federation

10.50    Future Packaging Trends - Paul Jenkins, The Pack Hub 

  •  Trends that will shape the plastics industry now and in ten years
  •  The future of plastics packaging 

11.30    Trends in the European Polymer Market for Packaging Raw Materials - Daniel Stricker, Plastics Information Europe

  • Trends in the next five years for packaging raw materials and what the plastics industry can expect 
  • Feedstock shifts and its implications on polymer pricing 
  • The volatility of the market and what you should know 

12.00   Tea & Coffee Break

12.15    The impact of the Courtauld Commitment - Claire Shrewsbury, WRAP

  • Progress of the commitment 
  • Case studies of the commitment
  • The implications for plastics packaging producers

12.45    EC Green Paper 'European Strategy on Plastics Waste in the Environment' - Philip Law, British Plastics Federation

  • What the green paper means to you 
  • BPF response to the green paper 
  • What you can do to help

13.00    Networking Lunch

14.00    Case Study - How Boots see the future of packaging - Andrew Jenkins, Boots

  • Boots packaging sustainability strategy and what it means for plastics packaging producers
  • Future trends affecting products at Boots
  • Collaborative approaches to solving the big issues

14.30    The Soft Drinks Road Map and its Implications for the Packaging Industry - Defra Speaker

  • An explanation of the soft drinks road map, its objectives and the reason for its creation
  • The implications of the road map for the packaging industry
  • What the future holds

15.00     Tea & Coffee Break

15.15     Dealing With Chemical Scare Stories - Sile LaneSense about Science

  • How best to deal with chemical scare stories
  • The importance of science and evidence in public discussion
  • Sense about Sciences experience of helping the public make sense of science 

15.45   Round up and close 


BPF Members £199 + VAT
Affiliate Members £219 + VAT
Non BPF Members £249 + VAT
Academic Rate £50 + VAT
Additional Tickets £100 + VAT

Book your second ticket for this seminar at only £100+ VAT

Please note that all prices in the table below include VAT


If you have any questions about this event then please contact the BPF Events team on 0207 457 5047 or via email on