Circular economy - how to circulate bottles and cans
"In the current system, more than half of PET bottles and three-quarters of cans end up in landfills or incinerators", the accompanying comments to the proposed law state. “The back-up system will ensure up to 90% recovery of PET bottles and cans, which will be used again to make new beverage packaging, without needing to require any public funding. The proposal envisages the launch of the entire system at the beginning of 2026."
Business for Society invites you to a unique event on the potential and opportunities of the circular economy as part of the "Responsible and Innovative Czechia" program. We follow up on last year's successful debate dedicated to the Circular Economy and Scandinavian inspiration (link here) as well as the Sustainable Business Forum UP!2023 (link here), which was focused on innovative partnership projects among responsible companies that help reduce the carbon footprint in particular at the level of supply chain, which was significantly reflected in the results of the prestigious TOP Responsible Company 2023 awards.
Due to the cooperation in circular economy topics with the Scandinavian embassies and interest of responsible companies in innovation for sustainability, we have prepared the Round table on a hot topic of the circular economy in the Czech republic - upcoming law about the new deposit system on PET bottles and cans.
8:30 – 9:00 Morning coffee & Networking
9:00 – 9:05 Opening of the Round table
Pavel Štern - Managing director, Byznys pro společnost
9:05 – 10:30 Part One
Best practice with the deposit system from the Scandinavian and Baltic countries. Cooperation between the private and public sector to develop the circular economy.
H.E. Søren Kelstrup – Ambassador, Embassy of Denmark in the Czech republic
H.E. Fredrik Jörgensen – Ambassador, Embassy of Sweden in the Czech republic
Gintaras Varnas – Managing Director Užstato sistemos administratorius
Stein Rømmerud – Vice President Public Affairs, NorgesGruppen Retail Group
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:15 Part Two
The potential of the upcoming deposit system for PET bottles and cans. An opportunity for partnership of responsible companies and for further development of the circular economy including reducing the carbon footprint across the supply chain.
David Surý – vrchní ředitel sekce ochrany životního prostředí, Ministry of Environment
Kristýna Havligerová – Communication and PR Manager, Iniciativa pro zálohování
Radek Mádr – Managing Director at Ball Beverage Packaging Czech Republic s.r.o.
Jana Komrsková – Deputy Mayor for the Environment, Capital City of Prague
Ivan Tučník – Sustainability and Integrated Projects Lead, Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s.
12:15 – 12:20 Closing of the Round table
Modetor: Julie Hrstková, journalist and economic commentator of Hospodářské noviny
Venue: Malostranská beseda
Date and Time: February 28, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Format: in person, English and Czech with interpretation provided
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