A CLEAN CITY: PACKAGING AS A GLOBAL CHALLENGE
Denis Butsayev, General Director, Russian Environmental Operator Public Law Company
Valeria Korosteleva, Organizer of the Environmental Movement "Separate Collection", Co-founder of the Project "Sobirator" (online)
Alexander Krivolapov, Managing Director in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Caucasus and Central Asia, Tetra Pak
The flip side of consumption growth is increased waste. Governments, societies and manufacturers throughout the world are striving to reduce the environmental impact of consumer-friendly packaging. Modern technology allows making packaging as environmentally friendly as possible, on the one hand, and ensure nearly complete recycling on the other hand. Are the consumers and the infrastructure ready for this change?
Issues for discussion:
• What trends do government, manufacturers and consumer representatives see in terms of packaging and sustainability?
• Who should lead the change with regard to packaging recycling – the government, the manufacturers, the retailers or the consumers themselves?
• “Green” packaging – is it a myth or reality? How can recycling and biodegradability help make our cities cleaner?
• How are corporations changing their approaches to packaging and recycling programs, and how can the government help?