Cologne/Frankfurt. Environmental service provider Interseroh and the Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V. (German Packaging Institute, dvi) held their first joint symposium “Future Resources 2017” in Frankfurt am Main yesterday. 100 participants from retail, the production industry and the recycling industry engaged in an intensive discussion on the topic of the recycling capability of packaging.
“It was time to arrange constructive dialogue between the participants of the packaging value chain,” says Markus Müller-Drexel, Managing Director of INTERSEROH Dienstleistungs GmbH. “We all agree that more focus in packaging production must be placed on eco-design. The recycling quotas demanded can be achieved only if we address this topic together as well and use packaging efficiently as a resource.”
“We are pleased that our first joint symposium with Interseroh was so well received in the industry. This gives us confidence that the packaging industry will continue to vindicate its role as a pioneer of the circular economy”, says Winfried Batzke, Managing Director of the dvi. “We hope that having now begun this dialogue, we can continue it productively in the next few years.”
As part of the event “Future Resources 2017 – Packaging is raw material”, dvi and Interseroh had extended the invitation to discuss the necessity for the optimal economical and ecological use of packaging in closed cycles together with renowned speakers including Gunda Rachut (Director of the Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister), Peter Heydasch (materials expert at Dow Europe GmbH) and Stefan Dierks (Head of CR Product & Strategy Tchibo GmbH). You can find more information about the event at www.future-resources.de.
About the Deutsche Verpackungsinstitut e.V. (dvi)
The Deutsche Verpackungsinstitut e.V. (dvi) ist he only network of the German packaging industry, which unites companies of all stages of the value chain as members. The dvi supports the transfer of know-how and promotes the dialogue between its more than 230 member companies, institutions and parnters. It is a platform for information, insights, inspiration and exchange in the field of packaging.
You can find more information about dvi at www.verpackung.org