Theme of the event was « Legislation, technology and partnership : a multi-pronged approach towards sustainable packaging waste management ».
The NEA invited international guest speakers from Asia, Australia and Europe to share information on their packaging and packaging waste management plus to discuss sustainable packaging waste management and circularity.
Steve Claus, who worked at Fost Plus and currently is running his own consulting business, provided high level insights into EU’s regulations and EXPRA plus indepth info on the Belgian model for household packaging waste management. The latter included inter alia a closer look at how obliged industry reports its packaging data, being a detailed declaration for big companies and simplified declarations for SME.
With regards to this packaging data, the Singapore Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, announced at the event the mandatory reporting of packaging data and packaging waste reduction plans by 2021.