Packbridge is a member community that connects the packaging ecosystem for increased resilience and sustainable value. We are the largest packaging ecosystem cluster in Europe. Partially funded by Region Skåne.
We are excited to launch a new network for Packbridge community, the Collaborative Forum for Increased Material Recycling, brought to you in cooperation with IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Sysav. Following the successful development of partnerships formed through the “Kunskap i Rätt Förpackning” project, this spin-off network will focus on continuing the project’s core mission: boosting the knowledge and collaborations in the packaging value chain for increased material recycling both nationally and in the Nordic region.
We invite Packbridge members from the entire value chain (incl. material manufacturers and compounders, packaging converters, brand owners, retailers, collection, sorting and recycling companies, etc.) to bring your knowledge and curiosity to the forum and its four upcoming meetings. To the greatest possible extent, the meetings will be supplemented with study visits to increase the practical understanding of the processes in each stage.
Are you interested in joining the forum? please contact Olof Nyström, email@example.com, for more information.
These meetings will be live and are planned from October 2020 to May 2021, resheduling might occur
MEETING 1 – Design for Recyclability
The focus point of this meeting will be the recyclability challenges in design, from the perspective of the brand owners. We will tackle aspects needed to be taken into account when designing a recyclable product and will spot out in which part of the value chain does the most important climate recovery occur.
MEETING 2 – Recycled Raw Materials in Plastic Packaging Manufacturing
How do we make recyclable packaging that can be repurposed into raw material suitable for high-quality products? In this meeting we will look for new packaging selection strategies, and collaboration points between brand owners and managers. We will talk: challenges regarding application, design, legislation, infrastructure limitations, and more.
MEETING 3 – Collection, Sorting, and Reprocessing of Plastic Packaging
From 2021, 60% of all residential properties in Sweden will have a collection point near their house or in the neighbourhood, aiming to increase this number to 100% by 2025. This meeting will cover the new requirements and the challenges within material recycling that such development will bring along the way.
MEETING 4 – Paper Packaging Manufacturing
This time we will explore fiber-based packaging and possible future alternative raw material residual streams from, for example, hemp or grass. To what extent can paper packaging be recycled? What are the limitations of existing infrastructure in process and packaging lines?