2nd Biodegradable & Compostable Plastics,

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11-12 Mar, 2024 - Manchester, HYBRID

Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre

About our Event Speakers

We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.

Speakers at this Event

Helen Bird

Helen Bird

Resource Management Specialist

WRAP - Waste and Resources Action Programme

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Helen Bird

Helen Bird

Resource Management Specialist

WRAP - Waste and Resources Action Programme

AGENDA SESSION

UK Plastics Pact roadmap to 2025 – progress and challenges

Day 2 [Tue 12, March], at 09:10 AM

Day 2 [Tue 12, March], at 11:55 AM

PROFILE

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Helen has worked in resource management for over 11 years, and has been at WRAP for 9 years. Helen has always had a passion for sustainability and recycling in particular. Her experience and expertise covers local authority collections, sorting and reprocessing and on-pack recycling information.

Claire McKillen

Claire McKillen

Team Manager - Packaging Migration and MS Solutions

Fera Science Ltd

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Claire McKillen

Claire McKillen

Team Manager - Packaging Migration and MS Solutions

Fera Science Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Food safety and migration testing of NIAS for novel biobased materials & recycled plastics for food contact

Day 2 [Tue 12, March], at 11:30 AM

PROFILE

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Claire is the ‘Packaging Migration and Mass Spectrometry Solutions’ Team Manager, within the Food Quality and Safety Programme at Fera Science Ltd. She is responsible for the management of a team of diverse and experienced chemists who work together to provide customers with bespoke solutions to their Food Contact Material (FCM) enquiries. The team’s areas of expertise include method development and validation as well as non-targeted high resolution mass spectrometry analysis for the determination of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) in FCMs. Recently the team have been involved in the analysis of recycled materials (in particular recycled PET) for use as FCMs.
Claire trained as a chemist and has 20 years experience in analytical chemistry from across various sectors, in particular gas chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques and food packaging analysis.
Claire is also the Fera lead for the UK National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for FCMs.

Timothy Chandler

Timothy Chandler

Senior Scientific Officer

Food Standards Agency

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Timothy Chandler

Timothy Chandler

Senior Scientific Officer

Food Standards Agency

AGENDA SESSION

Latest UK Food Contact regulations in respect of plastic and bio-based materials and articles

Day 2 [Tue 12, March], at 11:05 AM

PROFILE

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Mr Chandler currently works as a Senior Scientific Officer in the policy area of food contact materials at the Food Standards Agency in London. Tim joined the team in September 2017 as functional manager to the food contact material policy area. He joined the Food Standards Agency in 2010, having held previous roles within foodborne disease control policy and chemical risk assessment. His academic qualifications include a BSc (hons) in Biochemistry with Medical Biosciences and an MSc in Environmental Technology. He is also a member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology

Steve Morgan

Steve Morgan

Head of Policy and Infrastructure

RECOUP

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Steve Morgan

Steve Morgan

Head of Policy and Infrastructure

RECOUP

AGENDA SESSION

UK Plastics Packaging Tax ( Topic to be confirmed )

Day 2 [Tue 12, March], at 09:35 AM

Day 2 [Tue 12, March], at 11:55 AM

PROFILE

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Steve is Head of Policy & Infrastructure at RECOUP. Recycling infrastructure and policy development for plastics are both focal areas of Steve’s remit. Both areas are centred around providing evidence that can be used by members, stakeholders and the Government to report on recycling performance, systems and structure needed to develop the policy and infrastructure in the UK. The UK is in a period of extensive consultations on a wide variety of areas, and Steve is responsible for developing RECOUP’s responses to these. He has researched and written technical reports around plastics with a diverse subject matter including collection systems, ‘Away from Home’ recycling, recycling infrastructure, strategic intervention, consumer behaviour change, and more recently the plastic packaging tax. This includes responsibility for the RECOUP UK Household Plastics Collection Survey and Plastic Sorting and Reprocessing Infrastructure reports, which provide an independent analysis about the collection and disposal of plastics

Alice Harlock

Alice Harlock

Head of Technical and Member Services

OPRL Ltd

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Alice Harlock

Alice Harlock

Head of Technical and Member Services

OPRL Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Navigating the intricacies of the recycling label

Day 2 [Tue 12, March], at 10:40 AM

Day 2 [Tue 12, March], at 11:55 AM

PROFILE

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Alice has worked for OPRL since 2014 and heads up the Member Support team, providing support on labelling of packaging and determining recyclability. Alice started her career at HDRA as part of the Sustainable Waste Team. She moved to WRAP in 2005 to continue work on consumer communications through the Home Composting Programme, Recycle Now and Recycle for London campaigns.

 

Carlo Fedeli

Carlo Fedeli

CEO and Founder

FlexSea

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Carlo Fedeli

Carlo Fedeli

CEO and Founder

FlexSea

AGENDA SESSION

Biodegradable & Home Compostable Seaweed-derived biomaterial that replaces plastic film packaging

Day 1 [Mon 11, March], at 11:55 AM

PROFILE

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Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Warwick Business School and a Master’s Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Imperial College London, he has a well-rounded background in marketing, advertising, finance, operations and project management. Carlo has always had a strong passion for everything innovative and sustainable. He is a strong believer in that there can always be a way to improve upon what already exists

Craig Sterling

Craig Sterling

CEO

CuanTec Ltd

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Craig Sterling

Craig Sterling

CEO

CuanTec Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Compostable flexible film from shell waste - taking it to the next level with applications in biomedical & cosmetics

Day 1 [Mon 11, March], at 11:30 AM

PROFILE

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Coming from California, Craig has held leadership positions with a number of businesses throughout his career in the Life and Material Sciences sectors. He has experience in founding businesses, product and business development as well as delivering several successful product launches, all across global markets.

CuanTec developed a gentle, biological method to extract the natural product chitin from different sources of waste from the food industry.  They use this chitin to develop  formulations to create alternatives to single use plastic, creating new materials that work in harmony with the environment.

Alessandro Dulli

Alessandro Dulli

Global Key Account Director

Polymateria Limited

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Alessandro Dulli

Alessandro Dulli

Global Key Account Director

Polymateria Limited

AGENDA SESSION

Scaling up biodegradable plastics technology

Day 1 [Mon 11, March], at 01:30 PM

PROFILE

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Alessandro spent 25 years in the chemical industry in technical and commercial roles with premium players such as Milliken Chemicals and Clariant. In the last 10 years he has been committed to the strategic approach of combining aethestic , functionality and performance of plastics packaging
with the paramount attention to innovation and sustainability. Currently in Polymateria, he is responsible for introducing the Biotransformation technology to brandowners and major players in the plastics  industry

Dr. Jen Vanderhoven

Dr. Jen Vanderhoven

Chief Operating Officer

BBIA (Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association)

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Dr. Jen Vanderhoven

Dr. Jen Vanderhoven

Chief Operating Officer

BBIA (Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association)

AGENDA SESSION

The current position for bio-based & compostable packaging materials

Day 1 [Mon 11, March], at 10:05 AM

PROFILE

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Jen graduated from The University of Sheffield, with a PhD in Biochemistry. She as a 20+ year career in both industry and academia in the biotech sector, working research and development, sales and marketing, business development, and policy. Jen site on the UK Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum, and on the UKRI BBSRC Follow-on-fund committee, UKRI BBSRC People and Talent Strategic Advisory Panel, and in 2017, she authored the UK National Industrial Biotechnology Strategy to 2030.

Sophie Macedo

Sophie Macedo

Business & Partnerships Director

Carbiolice

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Sophie Macedo

Sophie Macedo

Business & Partnerships Director

Carbiolice

AGENDA SESSION

Overview of the latest results with Carbios Active in flexible & rigid packaging applications to guarantee the performance in composting & methanization

Day 1 [Mon 11, March], at 02:30 PM

PROFILE

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Dr. Andrew Walsh

Dr. Andrew Walsh

Technical Director

Jones Celtic BioEnergy Limited

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Dr. Andrew Walsh

Dr. Andrew Walsh

Technical Director

Jones Celtic BioEnergy Limited

AGENDA SESSION

The exceptional biomethane potential of biodegradable packaging following thermal pressure hydrolysis pre-treatment

Day 1 [Mon 11, March], at 03:30 PM

PROFILE

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George Atkinson

George Atkinson

Head of Policy

Valpak Ltd

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George Atkinson

George Atkinson

Head of Policy

Valpak Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Day 2 [Tue 12, March], at 11:55 AM

PROFILE

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Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson

Head of R&D

Xampla

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Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson

Head of R&D

Xampla

AGENDA SESSION

Strong, natural and fully biodegradable plant based materials for films, coatings and microencapsulation

Day 1 [Mon 11, March], at 02:00 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/240308/speakers/ScottThompson.jpgDr Scott Thompson is Head of Research and Development at Xampla, leading internal core research projects and customer focused product development programmes. He has a PhD in Polymer Chemistry and over 10 years of industry experience in leading the research and development of novel technologies including developing and scaling advanced polymer materials at Hexcel Corporation.

 

Ann Ballinger

Ann Ballinger

Principal Consultant

Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd

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Ann Ballinger

Ann Ballinger

Principal Consultant

Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Life cycle assessment & cost benefit analysis of compostable plastics & food waste

Day 1 [Mon 11, March], at 10:35 AM

PROFILE

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Gaëlle Cavalie

Gaëlle Cavalie

Marketing & Sales Officer

Normec OWS

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Gaëlle Cavalie

Gaëlle Cavalie

Marketing & Sales Officer

Normec OWS

AGENDA SESSION

Biodegradation vs compostability ? Why does the testing environment matter?

Day 1 [Mon 11, March], at 12:20 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/240308/speakers/GaelleCavalie.jpg Gaëlle Cavalié is Marketing and Sales officer at Normec OWS, and is based in Southampton (UK)
In this capacity, she is responsible for providing customers with tailored advice on biodegradability and compostability testing and certification. This includes advising on the required testing program, bespoke for each customer depending on product and (certification) requirements.

Isabel Thoma

Isabel Thoma

Head of Impact Communications

traceless materials GmbH

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Isabel Thoma

Isabel Thoma

Head of Impact Communications

traceless materials GmbH

AGENDA SESSION

Using agricultural plant residues for a novel generation of natural plastic substitutes

Day 1 [Mon 11, March], at 04:00 PM

PROFILE

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