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"Future Resources 2021": scope for sustainable packaging ideas

Fifth "Future Resources" Conference +++ Focus on recyclable packaging and new sorting technology +++ Understanding current political developments +++ Hybrid event: attendance virtually or in person in Cologne

Cologne. Interseroh+ and the Deutsche Verpackungsinstitut e.V. (German Packaging Institute, dvi) invite you to attend the "Future Resources" conference on 9 November 2021. The leading industry event will bring together experts from retail, the consumer goods industry and the recycling sector to discuss pioneering ideas for the packaging cycle. "The industry is ready for change", says Markus Müller-Drexel, Managing Director of Interseroh+ GmbH. "At this year's 'Future Resources', we want to provide fresh impetus and explore new ways of optimising packaging recycling that benefit both the environment and business.

The trend analyst and futurist Matthias Horx will open the joint Interseroh+ and dvi conference with a talk entitled "Die blaue Ökologie – Wie Technologie, Kreislaufwirtschaft und neues Denken unsere Welt neu erfinden" ("Blue ecology: how technology, the circular economy and new ways of thinking are reinventing our world"). Thomas Schmid-Unterseh, Division Head at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, will then set out and explain current political developments, and Gunda Rachut, Director of the Central Agency Packaging Register (ZSVR) will explore the German Packaging Act and minimum standards. New technical developments in the sorting and recycling of packaging and best practice examples of sustainable packaging design are also on the agenda for the event. More and more companies are following Interseroh's "Made for Recycling" assessment methodology. "We are not just talking about necessary changes, but also presenting practical solutions and working together to develop new ideas. That is exactly what the dvi, the packaging industry network, sets out to do. And it is precisely what makes 'Future Resources' so attractive as an industry platform", says Winfried Batzke, Managing Director of the dvi.

Another sign of a whole new approach is the involvement of Interseroh+ GmbH, which is hosting the conference this year for the first time. Interseroh is launching the innovative concept of a "recycling alliance" in 2022 as part of its dual system. Stakeholders will be able not just to meet their statutory packaging licensing obligation but also to take responsibility for closing recycling and material cycles.

Why not take this opportunity to find out about pioneering concepts for the packaging industry of the future and share ideas and information with experts from manufacturers, retailers, institutes and other organisations. This year's "Future Resources" conference is to be a hybrid event: you can attend in person at BALLONI Hallen in Cologne, or virtually.

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About the Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V. (dvi):

The Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V. (dvi) (German Packaging Institute) is the only network for the packaging industry to bring together companies from every stage of the value chain. The dvi supports the transfer of knowledge and promotes discussions between more than 230 companies, institutions and partners. The dvi is a platform for information, insights, inspiration and discussions surrounding the topic of packaging.

Further information about the dvi is available at

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Interzero is one of the leading service providers in the field of closing product, material and logistics loops as well as innovation leader in plastics recycling with the largest sorting capacity in Europe. Under the guiding principle of “zero waste solutions”, the company supports over 50,000 customers throughout Europe on the responsible handling of recyclable materials, thus helping them to improve their own sustainability balance and conserve primary resources. With about 2,000 employees, the company achieves a turnover of over one billion euros (2021). According to Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Interzero’s recycling activities will save one million tonnes of greenhouse gases compared to primary production and more than 12.5 million tonnes of primary raw materials in 2021 alone. Further information can be found at


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