Food contact materials (FCM) - Zero Waste Cities


Zero waste Live!

Food contact materials (FCM)

12th May 2020 · 2:00 PM (CET)

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This webinar will take a closer look at the issue of food contact materials and examine some key questions:

  • Introduction to the issue (with focus on packaging within food contact material)
  • Presentation of ZWE (draft) position, and engagement with other NGOs
  • Presentation of the phtalates project and of (first) results


Justine Mailot

Consumption & Production Campaigner and Policy Coordinator of Rethink Plastic Alliance at Zero Waste Europe

Justine has an educational background in International, European and environmental law. She worked at the EU Unit of Greenpeace for four years on EU ocean and fisheries policy. After an eighteen month break travelling and getting involved in different small local projects, she joined Surfrider Foundation Europe, where she mainly worked on plastic pollution and contributed to the work of the Rethink Plastic alliance. Besides the work on plastics for the Rethink Plastic Alliance she joins our team on Consumption and Production where she will be leading our work on food contact materials, particularly the health impacts from single use packaging.

Raül Paniagua

Expert at Rezero

Raul hold a Bsc Engineering in Environmental Engineering at University of Barcelona. Within his professional career, he has worked in research and management projects in the area of waste treatment and prevention. In the last years, he has worked in project as Rewine (Re-use of glass bottle), Plastic on the spotlight and reports as Residu Zero, Current situation and indicators for the 2019 transition in Catalonia and Balearic Island.

Speaker to be announced

Esra Tat

Associate Director at Zero Waste Europe

Esra leads on the strategic development of Zero Waste Europe as a network and organisation, and manages the implementation of the vision with the team and member organisations. She coordinates the development of European campaigns in partnership with Zero Waste Europe’s members across the continent, and acts as the European Regional Coordinator towards GAIA International to further promote zero waste models worldwide. Previously, Esra was the Network and Development Coordinator, in charge of the Zero Waste Cities Programme. Before joining in April 2017, with a background in Economics and Project Management, Esra co-directed a social enterprise developing energy efficiency and co-housing programmes in France. She worked as a sustainability Programme Manager and a Facilitator, mostly with international networks. Esra has extensive experience in organisational and network development in the field of resources, climate and environment. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management.

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