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Sustainable FIBC Virtual Conference

19 November 2020

Sustainable FIBC
Virtual Conference

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On Thursday 19 November 2020, our Virtual Conference around the topic of sustainable FIBCs took place. Please click on the button below to obtain access to the recordings of the sessions.

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It has become almost impossible to imagine what our lives would be like without the many benefits of packaging. Yet as our global population grows in size and affluence, both our collective demand for packaging materials and the waste we generate as a result will increase drastically. This means that sustainable and socially responsible solutions for the design, production, use and recycling of packaging are needed more than ever.

Currently, large amounts of packaging waste escape formal collection and recycling systems and eventually end up polluting the environment, while their material value is forever lost to the economy. So how can we improve packaging systems in order to capture this wasted potential? And how can we make sure that all of this happens in a socially responsible way?

Clearly, the way we currently design, produce, recover and reuse packaging urgently needs a rethink. This includes FIBCs!


Session 1

The Impact of the Circular Economy on Flexible Packaging
Thursday 19 November 2020 | 09.00-10.00 hrs CET

EcoVadis: Vladimir Guzman - Sustainability Analyst and Circular Economy Expert
LC Packaging: Lotte Mastwijk - Manager Communications and Sustainability

The transition from a linear to a circular economy, a circular plastics model and new and upcoming plastics regulations and legislation. What does this mean for the FIBC in particular and for its producers, distributors and users? How do users of FIBCs play a crucial role in closing the circular loop, and: does your bag comply?

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Session 2

Reuse before Recycling - WorldBag Reconditioning Service
Thursday 19 November 2020 | 10.30-11.30 hrs CET

WorldBag: Sebastiaan Dalmeijer - Commercial Lead
LC Packaging GmbH: Thorsten Classen - Managing Director

How can the lifespan of an FIBC be extended by reconditioning and reuse? Highlighting facts and figures, the reconditioning process, best practices from companies such as Orion and Solvay, and practical challenges.

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Session 3

Design for Recycling and Recycling for Design
Thursday 19 November 2020 | 12.00-13.00 hrs CET

Veolia: Gerrit Klein Nagelvoort - Manager Business Development
Starlinger: Andreas Anderl - Inter Divisional Project Manager
LC Packaging: Marcel Schouten - Director FIBC

Next to reuse, we need recycling and the use of recycled content to ensure a circular FIBC packaging solution. This session highlights the importance of chain responsibility and partnership and showcases achievements and challenges.

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Session 4

Social Accountability - The Added Value of the SA8000 Certificate
Thursday 19 November 2020 | 13.30-14.30 hrs CET

Social Accountability International: Rochelle Zaid - Senior Director of Standards and Impacts
Dutch Bangla Pack Limited:
Abdul Mumit - Managing Director

Discussing how companies are more and more liable for actions that take place in the supply chain, the importance and challenges of social accountability and the benefits of a SA8000 certification. This session includes a case example in which FIBC manufacturer Dutch-Bangla Pack Ltd. in Bangladesh - SA8000 certified since 2012 - shares experiences.

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Watch the sessions on demand!

On Thursday 19 November 2020, our Virtual Conference around the topic of sustainable FIBCs took place. Please click on the button below to obtain access to the recordings of the sessions.

Watch on demand
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Donation to the Waste Pickers of Dhaka Project

With our local Partner Grambangla we developed a skills development programme for waste pickers in Dhaka, after which they are offered a job at LC Packaging’s SA8000 certified production location: Dutch-Bangla Pack Ltd.

For each participant in the Sustainable FIBC Virtual Conference, LC Packaging promised to make a donation to the LC Supports Foundation to support the Waste Pickers of Dhaka project. Altogether, this has resulted in a total amount of € 2,500!


Vladimir Guzman

Master in Environmental Management
Sustainability Analyst at EcoVadis
Circular Economy expert at EcoVadis Environmental Methodology team

Vladimir Guzman is a Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility professional with expertise in supply chain sustainability management, sustainability strategy and circular economy. He is a good communicator with training and coaching experience in multi-sector environments. Vladimir is an enthusiast for innovation, dialogue and a diverse environment, where different experiences can meet and jointly open new horizons.

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Lotte Mastwijk

Manager Communications and Sustainability
LC Packaging International

Lotte Mastwijk holds over 14 years of field experience in various industries, joining LC Packaging almost 6 years ago to set up its global communications strategy. In 2017 she also started specialising in sustainability, resulting in LC Packaging's first 5-year sustainability vision. As she combines both specialisms, Lotte has the ability to be on top of the company’s ‘do-good’ agenda, organising a positive environment contributing to the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals.

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Sebastiaan Dalmeijer

Commercial Lead | WorldBag
Team Leader FIBC | LC Packaging International

Sebastiaan Dalmeijer holds over 15 years of experience in the flexible bulk packaging industry and joined LC Packaging in 2004, his current position being Team Leader FIBC International. Next to this role, Sebastiaan is also responsible for the commercial activities within Worldbag. This includes establishing relationships with customers who strive for permanent improvement of their environmental performance and actively reducing their CO2 emissions by reusing FIBC’s and keeping a high quality supply towards the end users. By offering a closed-loop formula, WorldBag provides a 100% solution.

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Thorsten Classen

Managing Director
LC Packaging Germany GmbH

Thorsten Classen holds over 25 years experience in the packaging industry and joined LC Packaging as country manager for the German GmbH in 2013. Thorsten has supported the LC Packaging Group to build up the International Key Account organization during his first years in the company, while turning around the business in Germany. The team of LC Packaging Germany is a strong contributor of the LC Group Sustainability Strategy and is building up circular business models with an increasing number of relevant industry partners.

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Gerrit Klein Nagelvoort

Manager Business Development
Veolia Polymers

Gerrit Klein Nagelvoort has been active in plastics recycling for more than 35 years (of which 30 years at Veolia Polymers - formerly known as AKG). His positions throughout the years: ISO/Quality Manager, Process Engineer and Plant Manager.

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Andreas Anderl

Inter Divisional Project Manager

Andreas Anderl is responsible for organising and coordinating several development projects within Starlinger. He is graduate economical engineer and familiar with environmental technologies proving a 7 year experience as sales manager for environmental plant engineering.

The rPP circular packaging project is focusing on the recycling of post-consumer big bags (FIBC) and the manufacturing of an rPP-containing fabric on a quality level comparable to virgin made big bags. Andreas manages the development and coordination efforts at the recycling and the textile division of Starlinger. With his sales experience he is also supporting the marketing and sales activities for this trendsetting project.

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Marcel Schouten

Director FIBC
LC Packaging International

Marcel Schouten holds over 25 years of experience in the flexible bulk packaging industry and joined LC Packaging in 1995. As he worked through the ranks to his current position Marcel supported LC Packaging's development into an international and leading product and service supplier in the field of FIBCs. Both in developing a sales and distribution network throughout Europe and Africa, as well as in building up a sustainable manufacturing footprint through long term manufacturing partnerships and LC’s own manufacturing facilities - Dutch Bangla Pack in Bangladesh and LC Shankar in South Africa.

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Rochelle Zaid

Senior Director of Standards and Impacts
Social Accountability International

As Senior Director of Standards and Impacts for SAI, Rochelle Zaid oversees development and implementation of the SA8000® Standard, its certification system, and related tools and programs. She leads SAI’s collaboration with other standards organizations and brands, spearheading innovative initiatives to advance the human rights of workers around the world. Rochelle previously served as Executive Director of Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) for almost a decade. Before joining SAI, Rochelle worked for 11 years in procurement and sustainability in the apparel industry.

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Abdul Mumit

Managing Director
Dutch-Bangla Pack Ltd.

Abdul Mumit is responsible for running all facets of business at Dutch Bangla Pack (DB). He is also closely associated with the SA8000 certification journey. As he worked through the ranks to his current position, Abdul holds a deep understanding of true needs and challenges faced by employees at DB. Thus, going above and beyond the requirements of the SA8000 certificate, he has implemented employee-centric initiatives like HappyKids (daycare) and HappyShop (fair price shop), among others. Prior to joining DB, Abdul studied Economics at University of Cambridge and worked on a SME development project at the World Bank Group.

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