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Webinar “CIRCOPACK: first aid towards more sustainable food packaging”
About 50 people from the food industry attended our webinar on Tuesday November 29th.
Thank you to the companies for their interest and the relevance of the questions asked!
Today, sustainable packaging is a must for many companies. But how do you make choices in a science-based way?
For food packaging materials, there is now the CIRCOPACK tool. This online tool is the result of the eponymous COOCK project CIRCOPACK (2019-2022), coordinated by Pack4Food and Flanders’ FOOD and allows you to calculate the environmental impact of your food packaging.
Peter Ragaert leads the Pack4Food organisation together with An Vermeulen. He has been working at Pack4Food since 2005 specialising in bio-based and compostable plastics, barrier materials and active and intelligent packaging. He is also professor of Packaging Technology at Ghent University. Brecht Van Der Hoeven has been working as Junior Project Manager at Pack4Food since 2021. In this position, his responsibilities include project coordination of innovation projects such as CIRCOPACK.
On 29 November, they jointly presented the tool during the webinar “CIRCOPACK: first aid towards more sustainable food packaging”.
Intro and conclusion were be given by Filip Vangeel, Manager Circular Economy of Valipac and Annemarie Abbeel, Sustainable Packaging Manager of Fost Plus.