CIRCULAR FoodPack Conference: "Circularity for Food Packaging"

[Translate to Englisch:] CIRCULAR FoodPack Konferenz am 23. November 2023

On 23 November 2023, the EU project CIRCULAR FoodPack invites you to its first conference on circularity for food packaging. At the time being, plastic multi-layer composites are often used to pack food in a functional and safe way. However, current recycling technologies do not allow a reprocess of these multi-layer composites into high-quality materials. As such, they are excluded from the sustainable circular economy. For flexible food packaging, recyclability is even more complicated due to the high hygiene and safety standards that the recyclates must meet when reused in contact with food.

This is why CIRCULAR FoodPack develops innovative solutions along the entire recycling value chain to make flexible food packaging circular. At the "Circularity for Food Packaging" conference, the project partners and experts will present the latest findings and developments on the following topics:

  • Consequences of the European plastic packaging waste directive/regulation (PPWD)
  • Circularity in plastics
  • European waste streams in collection and sorting
  • Recyclates in food contact applications
  • Design for recycling, inks and deinking
  • Recycling potential of multi-material flexible packaging

The event will take place at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising, Germany, and is organised in cooperation with the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR).

With the participation of our project partners and experts from all over Europe, the conference aims to be an invaluable platform for sharing knowledge, fostering collaboration and generating viable strategies to drive sustainability in the food packaging sector.

Whether you are involved in waste management, the recycling industry, packaging design, policymaking or research, this event is a great opportunity to gain insights in the latest research findings and technologies, network with European partners and industry peers and contribute to the ongoing dialogue on food packaging circularity. Register now and secure your participation!

Event time

Thursday, November 23, 2023. 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (CET).


The event will take place onsite.


Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV
Giggenhauser Straße 35
85354 Freising, Germany


The agenda for the conference can be found here.


The registration link can be found here. Please register by 7 November 2023. Participation is subject to fees. The early bird rate (350 EUR incl. VAT) is valid until 15 October 2023. As of 16 October, the regular fee is EUR 400 EUR (incl. VAT).
Only the confirmation of participation entitles you to attend the event.

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Contact at the BayFOR

Verena Bürger-Michalek
Project Manager
Telephone: +49 89 9901888 – 174

Christine Müller
Assistant and Project Manager
Telephone: +32 (2) 5033154


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