European Plastics Pact brings together companies and governments to accelerate the transition towards circularity in Europe
In April last year, representatives from EU governments, the EU commission, private companies and NGOs came together in a high-level meeting in Brussels, where the purpose was to set the scene towards a European Plastics Pact in 2020. Today, the European Plastics Pact 2020 was launched in Brussels by Stientje van Veldhoven, Dutch Minister for the Environment and Housing, Brune Poirson, French Minister of State for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, and Lea Wermelin, Danish Minister for the Environment.
The objective of the European Plastics Pact 2020 is to bring together front-runner companies, governments and NGOs in the European Union to accelerate the steps towards more sustainable plastic consumption and production in Europe. Therefore, the day offered activities in the form of presentations and panel discussions, where representatives from countries and companies could present their solutions to the plastics issue.
Two insightful activities that set the agenda of the day were the panel discussions, where the themes Partnership: Closing the loop and Innovation: Design for circularity were discussed in groups comprised of companies, institutions and governments. Companies explained how they benefit from collaborating with other parties in the value chain and what they have achieved so far regarding circularity for plastics. Governments, on the other hand, were asked to provide examples of how they can contribute to accelerating sustainable innovations, since they play an essential role in bringing together companies, NGOs and knowledge institutes through laws and legislation.
Camilla Haustrup Hermansen, Director of Business Development at Plus Pack, was invited to Brussels on the 5th of April 2019 when the first steps towards the European Plastics Pact 2020 were taken. Camilla has been part of the process, and today, she was in Brussels again to represent Plus Pack in the panel discussion about innovation. She gave her insights to how European companies can innovate and design for circularity. As a company, we take pride in creating plastic packaging that contribute to a circular economy and we work on developing and producing circular solutions every single day.
Read more about the European Plastics Pact 2020 here: https://europeanplasticspact.org/