Implementing Reuse Models & Food Packaging Take-back Initiatives


9. Apr 2024



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In this workshop, you will develop future projects and joint actions to implement reuse models and take-back systems for food packaging together with key stakeholders from Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, and Sweden.

Innovative SMEs, knowledge institutions, public stakeholders, and other experts from different EU regions have come together to identify the most pressing challenges for the circular economy in the plastic and packaging industry. To address these challenges, they have developed new ideas and topics for joint action, which can contribute to implementing reuse and take-back systems for food packaging. By participating in this workshop, you can be part of developing the projects and planning for joint action while also building new partnerships with actors from other regions.

This workshop is especially relevant for you if you are

  • A technology provider, producer or retailer
  • An operator who is currently using single use packaging, but has a wish to learn about reuse packaging systems (e.g. processes, software, operations etc.)
  • Working with billing software, delivery services or payment gateways/processors, as these are key to enable the implementation of solutions.
  • Working with track and trace platforms
  • A logistics or washing provider
  • A producer responsibility organisation
  • A funding agency or public authority who can co-finance the deployment of reuse infrastructure
  • A policymaker
  • A consumer organisation or media who can raise awareness among consumers
  • Or another organization with interest in joining future projects on reuse and take back systems.


10:00 – 12:30

  • Introduction
  • Cross regional challenges for implementation of reuse and take back systems for take away and retail food packaging
  • Hear which topics for future projects and actions that have been suggested by actors from Denmark, Belgium, Portugal and Sweden
  • Exercise 1: Co-develop action plans for joint projects within circular take away packaging
  • Exercise 2: Co-develop action plans for joint projects within circular retail food packaging
  • Financing of joint projects
  • Introduction to the International Cleantech Network
  • Next steps for engaging in future projects

Read about the topics and ideas for joint action

The workshop is part of the project 3R Connect – Reduce, Reuse and Rethink. The project is funded by the European Union and facilitated by Clean, Flux50 and Smart Waste Portugal. The purpose of the project is to:

  • Map and analyze regional capacities and potentials for circular economy
  • Identify key value chains, technologies and innovation areas
  • Develop plans for new cross-regional projects focusing on R&D, matchmaking, new value chains, capacity building, knowledge exchange, pilot & demonstration, public procurement etc.

To read more about the project, click here

You can also join this online platform to see the outcomes from previous workshops and engage with some of the actors, who were involved in the development of the suggested project topics.  

This is an official World Circular Economy Forum Side Event Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. 


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