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18:00
SPEAKERS’ MEETING
19:00
WELCOME RECEPTION
We will have a friendly welcome reception for all the participants and speakers who have arrived in Rotterdam the day before the 1st day of the 4th Go Circular conference.
8:00
REGISTRATION & WELCOME MORNING COFFEE
9:00
WELCOME SPEECH
9:10
HOW THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR PLASTIC CONTRIBUTE TO SUSTAINABILITY
The first session will focus more on overall sustainability goals in the EU and globally. How does plastic circularity contribute to the transition of Europe to be the first climate-neutral continent, how successful is the circular economy and answering the questions: where do we stand, what are the challenges, what has been achieved, and where we are going or need to go.
  • Circular economy and Europe’s sustainability goals
  • UN treaty covering the “full lifecycle” of plastics from production to disposal
  • Circular economy - how to reduce plastic waste and carbon emissions
  • Update on Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR)
Mattia Pellegrini
Head of Unit
European Commission
  • Q&A session
10:30
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:00
THE ROLE OF BIO-BASED MATERIALS IN THE TRANSITION TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Moderator:
Simonetta Rima
Head Bio-monomers & Bio-polymers R&D
Sulzer
  • Sugarcane - successful case of circularity
Marco Jansen
Business Director Biopolymers EMEA
Braskem
  • Revision of the Waste Framework Directive and outcome
  • Sustainable sourcing
  • Life cycle thinking
  • Q&A session
13:00
NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
14:00
RETHINKING PACKAGING, MATERIALS AND BUSINESS MODELS
  • Presentation topic to be announced
    Speaking slot is reserved for a representative of Mars
  • Rethinking plastic packaging with a recycled content
  • The role of packaging reuse in preventing new waste being created
  • Extended producer responsibility for plastic packaging
Filip Vangeel
Manager circular economy
Valipac
  • Revision of the EU’s Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR)
Hans van Bochove
Vice-President Public Affairs and Government Relations
COCA COLA
  • Q&A session
15:30
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
16:00
CLOSING THE LOOP, VALUE CHAIN COLLABORATION CASES & SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
  • Case study: Setting up non-obvious collaboration
  • Case study: Retailer becomes recycler: how Schwarz Group acquired Suez's recycling business
  • Case study: Scaling recycling projects with sustainable financing
  • Sustainable finance - financial reporting
  • Q&A session
17:30
DISCUSSION: CLOSING THE LOOP, VALUE CHAIN COLLABORATION CASES & SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
  • Business models of engagement
  • How to partner
  • How to share costs
  • What is needed from the value chain, from government regulations, and other instruments to scale up (to get the right waste qualities to the available technologies)
18:00
END OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE CONFERENCE AND PREPARATION FOR THE EVENING PROGRAMME
18:30
EVENING GALA COCKTAIL RECEPTION
8:00
RE-REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
8:30
GO CIRCULAR START-UP COMPETITION
Join the most promising startups pitching their solutions on helping the plastic circular economy value chain to achieve sustainability targets. Engage in the fun and interactive “show” and challenge the contestants with your questions, and vote for the Go Circular start-up winner 2023!
9:15
UNLOCKING PLASTIC WASTE FEEDSTOCK FOR CHEMICAL AND MECHANICAL RECYCLING
Moderator:
Jocelyn Doucet
CEO
Pyrowave
  • Material transition from linear to circular
Dr. Esther van Beuken
Senior Consultant in the field of circular plastics
Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
  • Understanding the sources of waste streams and unlocking the necessary feedstock
  • World Wildlife Fund, Inc. (WWF) initiatives on waste feedstock
  • Collection/sorting/ pre-treatment efficiency for both recycling methods
  • How traceability of input and output help to unlock availability of feedstock
  • Q&A session
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
CHEMICAL AND MECHANICAL RECYCLING: OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCALING UP
  • Recycling technology comparison overview & market readiness
Joe Papineschi
Chairperson
EUNOMIA RESEARCH & CONSULTING
  • Presentation title to be announced
Luis Hoffmann
Technologist Polymer Recycling
Sulzer Chemtech
  • Case study of the LCA of the Pyrowave-Michelin project
Virginie Bussieres
VP Communications
Pyrowave
  • What type of materials are suitable for mechanical recycling or how far can mechanical recycling go?
  • The whole package: collection, sorting, and recycling case study
  • Q&A session
13:00
NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
14:00
DIGITAL TOOLS, CERTIFICATION AND THE BUSINESS CASE FOR ADVANCED AND MECHANICAL RECYCLING
  • Driving transparency with digital passports
  • The role of the certification system in the plastic circular economy
Jan Henke
Director
ISCC and Meo Carbon Solutions
  • Advanced recycling and mass balance approach - How to calculate.
  • Business case for advanced recycling
  • Q&A session
15:30
COFFEE BREAK
16:00
CLOSING SESSION AND DISCUSSION ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE PLASTIC CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN EUROPE
  • Closing presentation and discussion on filling the “circular” gaps
  • Design Gap
  • Data Gap
  • Alignment Gap
  • Affordability Gap
  • Quality Gap
  • Quantity Gap
  • Q&A session
17:30
CLOSING SPEECH AND END OF THE CONFERENCE
9:00
DEPARTURE FROM ROTTERDAM CITY TO THE PORT OF ROTTERDAM
On the 21st of April, after the main event, join us on an exciting guided tour that will take you to one of two Port of Rotterdam sites, where you will discover multiple innovations and initiatives that help the transition toward a circular future.
Go Circular attendees can choose between two options: visit a chemical recycling plant or waste management and sorting facility at the Port of Rotterdam.
12:00
RETURN TO ROTTERDAM FROM N+P
13:00
RETURN TO ROTTERDAM FROM PLANT ONE
DAY 1 | 19 APRIL 2023


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GAUKHAR TULEGENOVA
Project Manager