Circular economy: a waste of time or time for waste? Invitation to FEVE Open Day - Please register by 10 June

We are delighted to invite you to our event on the circular economy, please register by sending an e-mail to our secretariat ( by June 10th.

Please note that places are limited and registration will be on a first come first served basis.  

For further details, we invite you to consult the programme below and are looking forward to seeing you on the 18th of June.

Circular economy: a waste of time or time for waste?

         When? Tuesday 18th of June 2013 from 16:00 to 18:30

         Where? Sofitel Brussels, Avenue de la Toison d'Or 40, Brussels

As Europe progressively implements its 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the concept of a circular economy is frequently presented as the only alternative to the current linear patterns of production and consumption. There is nothing new about the circular economy: the glass industry is already a successful example. But if used more widely, the circular economy holds great potential to improve Europe's competitiveness.

FEVE is hosting this open-day meeting to explore with a broad range of stakeholders how far the circular economy has been deployed. Against the background of increasing scarcity and cost of raw materials, we want to examine how a shift towards greater resource efficiency could play to the advantage of Europe’s industries. And what are the relative merits of closed loop and open loop approaches to recycling and turning waste into a resource?

We will be debating these questions with our speakers and seeking the views of the audience in a discussion moderated by Peter O’Donnell, Associate Editor at European Voice.


16:00 Welcome and Registration of participants

16:30 Opening Statement

MEP Vittorio Prodi, European Parliament, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

16:50 What is the circular economy: what does it mean for European competitiveness?

Dr. Martin Stuchtey, McKinsey&Company, Director, Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice

17:00 How resource efficiency policies are moving to actions?

Pavel Misiga, European Commission, Head of Unit Sustainable Production and Consumption, DG Environment

17:10 Translating circular economy into actions: closed loop recycling

Klaus Wiesen, Wuppertal Institute, Project Coordinator, Sustainable Production and Consumption Research Group

17:20 Open discussion with the glass packaging industry

Stefan Jaenecke, CEO, Verallia Germany & President of FEVE Niall Wall, CEO, Ardagh Group Erik Bouts, CEO, O-I Europe

18:20 Wrap-up

Peter O’Donnell

18:30 Join us for refreshments, served in glass of course!

For more Information on the event, you can contact the FEVE Secretariat FEVE - the European Container Glass Federation - Tel +32 2 536 00 80 - e-mail:

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