More than 20 experts from trade, politics, science and civil society debate questions relating to the issues of recycling loops, packaging management, waste sorting and innovations in connection with the service provider environmental. “We want dialogue so that we can shape the future with our customers and partners. IFAT offers us the ideal platform. Because we can only chart the course for a clean future by working together,” says Thomas Kyriakis, President of PreZero.
The highlight of the program is the highly publicized panel discussion “#PreThink: Circular Economy Now!” – Is the packaging turnaround coming in 2022? “. Thomas Kyriakis will discuss with Dr. Martin Bethke, Board Member of WWF Germany, Jürgen Muth, Director of Allianz Arena Munich and Professor Christina Dornack, Director of the Institute for Waste Management and Circular Economy from TU Dresden, which regulatory measures must be deployed now to ensure that the packaging turnaround can successfully generate a functional circular economy. The discussion will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the PreZero booth. Immediately afterwards, a press discussion takes place with this plenum, which will also be attended by Dr. Christoph Epping, Head of Section T II (Circular Economy) at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.
There’s a practical focus on this Monday afternoon issue: Under the headline “Trash Sorting Made Sexy – Is It Possible?” Christian Kampmann from PreZero, Axel Subklew from the initiative “Mülltrennung wirkt” (English: Waste Separation Works) and Birgit Nimke-Sliwinski from the Berlin municipal cleaning service show new perspectives for this important topic. On Wednesday lunchtime, representatives from circular economy start-ups will discuss the innovations available to close material loops and how these can be strengthened. Other exciting topics are plastic recycling, innovative packaging design and zero waste. Customers and trade show visitors can vote in advance on social media for one of three optional talks under the title “Expert Choice”, which will then take place on Thursday at the PreZero stand.
Talks take place from May 30 to June 2 at the PreZero booth in Hall A6, booth 239.