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Sustainability Network Event: A circular economy for plastics

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1 B Gustav Mahlerplein

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GreenBuzz regularly organizes networking events for professionals that want to make the world more sustainable. Join our next event on 6 June at CIRCL's Rooftop Bar for inspiring stories, drinks and broadening your network with professionals who are committed to make their businesses more sustainable. Tickets include a free drink!



Evidence from the field: creating a circular economy for plastics

These days we hear and read a lot about the so-called circular economy. New companies and organisation pop up almost ever day and also more and more traditional players promise to do things differently. Instead of following a traditional linear model of make, use & dispose, resources, under the new model, are kept in use as long as possible, the maximum value from them is extracted until they are recovered or regenerated at the end of each life cycle.

But how to create c circular economic cycle? And how do you create a circular economy for plastic packaging? It surely seems easier said than done.

On June 6, Feliks and Alexandra, our two speakers, will tell us first hand how they and Danone, a major international foods company, are trying to change their business models towards a circular approach that not only is sustainable economically and environmentally but also takes into account consequences for communities, workers and other potential stakeholders.

While Feliks will give us some insights into Danone's global strategy on plastics and packaging, Alex will illustrate things on the ground by telling us about an exciting innovative project in Indonesia that's about to go live.



About the speakers

Alexandra Bordes

Alexandra is working as project coordinator for the Danone Ecosystem Fund on sourcing, Inclusive Recycling and Watershed protection. She is an agri-food science engineer and was previously part of the purchasing team in Danone Early Life Nutrition for specialized ingredients. Prior to Danone, she has worked on several development projects in emerging and developing countries such as Vietnam and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


Felix Bezati

Feliks is a Circular Economy Manager at Danone. He is responsible for the design and implementation of the 2nd Life roadmap for Danone’s packaging products, a strategic initiative that shows the company’s commitment to improve the recyclability of its packaging. During his career he has been involved in various sustainability positions supporting companies to transition towards circular economy. He holds a Ph.D. in Material Science and Recycling of Polymers (INSA Lyon, France) and a Chemical Engineering degree specialized in Polymer Materials (ENSCP Bordeaux, France).


About Danone

Danone is a French-based multinational foods company with brands and activities in more than 130 countries globally, whose mission is to "bring health through food to as many people as possible". Fresh dairy and plant-based products (Activa, Actimel, Alpro...), waters (Evian, Volvic, Aqua...) and early life and medical nutrition (Nutricia, Aptamil, Bledina,...) currently represent the bulk of Danone's portfolio, and today almost half of total group sales are generated in developing countries such as Indonesia, China and Russia. The company sees itself as a pioneer on sustainability and more socially inclusive growth and has been targeting both business success and social progress through its dual project since 1972.




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What can you expect during this evening? Next to our speakers we will have a couple of short networking rounds, during which you have the opportunity to connect with other like-minded people. No matter whether you want to share experiences on sustainability efforts within your organisation or seek advise on your career in sustainability or a sustainability project - our event will help you find and connect with the right people! Check this video for an impression of our past events.

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1 B Gustav Mahlerplein

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