Webinar: Achieving the potential of Reusable Packaging: Global Perspectives
February 23, 2022
12pm EST I 5pm GMT
Complimentary for PAC Members
$50 USD Non Members
The Ellen Macarthur Foundation (EMF) estimates that, for at least 20% of plastic packaging, reuse models offer economically attractive business opportunities. However, EMF’s Global Commitment 2021 Report notes alarmingly little investment in the reduction of single-use packaging: less than 2% of their signatories’ plastic packaging is reusable.
What needs to be true to realize the potential for widespread adoption of reusable packaging systems?
This webinar will address this question with insights from diverse global actors on key issues of user experience (including affordability), system standardization, and the role of public policy.
Marcel Keuenhof Sustainable and Reusable Packaging Expert Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV)
Marcel studied industrial design, and has many years of experience with package manufacturing. Marcel leads the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) Community of Practice for Reusable Packaging, and is directly involved with the development of a European Platform for Reusable Packaging.
Mehwish Panjwani Co-Founder QUIL
Mehwish is the co-founder of QUIL, Canada’s first reusable packaging for eCommerce brands. With a background in Management Consulting and startups, Mehwish is passionate about making reuse as affordable as single-use.
Brian Bauer Circular Economy & Institutional Partnerships Algramo
Brian connects a network of experts across industry, academia, finance & government who are keen to collaborate on innovative upstream waste management solutions.
With Algramo, he focuses on connecting stakeholders to help catalyze reusable packaging systems on a globally significant scale. Brian and the team are currently working with Unilever, Nestle, Colgate and other brands, on game-changing packaging as a wallet technology that enables their reusable packaging to communicate with IoT connected vending machines.
Brian’s proposals have won Algramo: Top Idea in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s $1 Million Circular Design Challenge, MIT’s Solve Circular Economy Challenge, and the National Geographic’s Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge.
KIDV (the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging) is a not-for-profit organization that helps producers & importers of packaged goods make improvements on the sustainability of their packaging.
QUIL provides eCommerce brands with reusable and returnable packaging to ship their orders in. After a successful pilot in Canada in 2021, QUIL is now partnering with Canada Post to rapidly scale it’s offering nationwide.
Algramo works with leading CPG brands to co-develop smart reusable packaging distribution systems for brands to sell their products in reusable packaging. We do this with smart reusable packaging, IoT connected dispensers and a cross-brand app that ties together smart packaging, digital payments and IoT connected dispensers.