White Fibres are a valuable resource

INGEDE Autumn Symposium on October 1st, 2020, at Leipa in Schwedt/Oder

Packaging protects. From touch, from dust, from moisture, from air, from damages. Modern packaging is multi‐talented. Especially if made of paper & board, especially in competition with plastic. Packaging is a valuable resource that has to be recycled to a high‐quality material. The conflict of objectives is pre‐programmed – functionality and appealing design on the one hand and the best possible recyclability on the other. Helping to ensure that white packaging remains in the white fibre cycle is a goal that INGEDE has set itself.

These are the topics INGEDE would like to discuss with you and with leading experts at its Autumn Symposium on 1 October 2020 as guest of Leipa in Schwedt/Oder. Almut Reichart from the German Environment Agency will provide the template for the day. Smaller households and thus smaller package sizes, especially now due to the Corona pandemic an enormous increase in online trade – the share of packaging in recovered paper is increasing even faster than it already is.

Peter Désilets of Pacoon will present examples of fibre based packaging as a meaningful alternative for plastic. And Bernd Büsing, Head of Corporate Packaging with Nestlé Germany, will talk about the challenges for the food industry to pack their goods.

And what are the challenges in the recycling of paper packaging? A research project aims to define clear criteria for the recyclability of a paper product, including paper packaging. Lydia Tempel from PTS in Heidenau and Prof. Samuel Schabel from TU Darmstadt will present the results of the project.

In addition, LEIPA offers a visit to the paper mill in the afternoon of September 30, 2020, with the new paper machine PM 5, launched in 2018.

The venue for our hybrid event is already booked out, but it is still possible to attend virtually by registering for the live stream provided with simultaneous translation!

Register now for the INGEDE Autumn Symposium!

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White fibres are a valuable resource!

Recyclable white packaging is just one step – how do I separate it from the other corrugated cardboard or grey board packaging, some of which are designed with a white top layer? Tobias Zirsch from the sorting system manufacturer REDWAVE will explain the challenge and possible solutions.

Visitors on site can experience paper production at first hand the day before – on your laptop we will show you Leipa even closer: Paper for recycling is the raw material – here it becomes new products! Your questions will be answered live, as if you were right in the middle of the action.

A panel discussion “Design for the Circular Economy” will conclude the day.

So, where will you be on October 1st? On location in Schwedt or in front of your laptop?


Recycled paper relieves the environment

• The process water requirement is two to seven times lower.
• The total energy requirement is two to four times lower.
• Paper recycling by a regional waste paper collection means a “paper of short distances”.
• The resource wood is conserved and is available for other uses. Competition for space is thus reduced.

Almut Reichart

Federal Environment Agency