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JUNE 22 - 25, 2020
Hyatt Regency
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Conference Speakers


Gil Stevens

External Relations & Sustainability Director, EDANA


With Master’s Degree in Product Development and in Environmental Science, Gil started his career as product engineer in the building industry. Pursuing his passion for sustainability, Gil joined the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Platform in 2012, where he has been guiding companies in different sectors, such as textiles, cleaning agents, building, office equipment towards the integration of C2C and preparing them for a circular economy. As sustainability coach at Sustenuto, Gil supported organisations in developing and implementing a sustainability strategy. At the beverage group Spadel Gil’s responsibilities included the coordination of local CSR representatives at the various European sites and external CSR communication. Gil currently has responsibility for managing sustainability and maintaining external relations for EDANA. During his career, Gil also concluded an Executive MBA program at the Antwerp Management School.
Wednesday, June 26
3:40 pm - 5:10 pm
Sustainability Challenge: Throwing Plastics Away When There is No Away II

The EU Single-use Plastics Directive, Defining the Future of Plastics?

The Single Use Plastics Directive is one of several initiatives to improve the economics and quality of plastics recycling, driving investments and innovation towards circular solutions, harnessing global action and curbing plastic waste and littering. With this, the Commission proposed EU-wide rules, to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas. Measures for wet wipes include extended producer responsibility, marking requirements and public awareness campaigns. What will this mean for the nonwovens and related industries?