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10 Aug 2023

CIRCULAR FoodPack Conference “Circularity for Food Packaging“

On 23 November 2023, we invite you to our 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, our 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
  • Lifecycle sustainability assessment of flexible plastic 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 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, 23 November, 2023


Fraunhofer-Institut für Verfahrenstechnik und Verpackung IVV
Giggenhauser Straße 35
85354 Freising, Germany


The agenda for the conference can be found here.


You can register here. Please register by 7 November 2023.
Participation is subject to fees. The early bird rate (EUR 350,00) is valid until 15 October 2023. As of 16 October 2023, the regular fee is EUR 400,00.

Only the confirmation of participation entitles you to attend the event.

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Conference booklet

Please find our conference booklet here.

In case of further questions, please contact

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