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2022 Pre-Conference Workshop

Join us in the afternoon on Tuesday, August 16 for the Sustainability in Packaging Latin America 2022's Pre-Conference Workshop focusing on Chemical Recycling, Waste Management and The Future of Recycling in Latin America.




1:00 PM | Inspire People to Build a World Where Plastic Never Becomes a Waste

A focus on virgin plastic reduction, recycling and returnability. 

Ernesto Guzman, Operations Director Mexico & Plastic Strategy Ops Regional Lead, PepsiCo

1:30 PM | Chemical Recycling

Carlos Ludlow-Palafox, CEO, enval

2:00 PM | Panel: Advanced Recycling

Moderator: Natalia Ortega, Editor in Chief, Plastics Technology Mexico


  • Carlos Ludlow-Palafox, CEO, enval
  • Fernando Pérez Vas, Strategic Business Development Manager, BASF

2:45 PM | Networking Break

3:15 PM | It's a small part of the packaging - but a big step for recycling: Labels!

Make the switch to sustainable labels: Boosting plastic recycling in the future! Although it might seem like a small part of the overall packaging, product decoration like labels and sleeves can make a huge difference in recycling. Learn more about the new high-tech materials that have been engineered to support recycling of PET bottles and other plastic packaging and see how recycling rates can be boosted! Learn about Design for Recycling and how to create packaging that can and will be recycled, showing examples from large brands around the world that CCL has been partnering with for many years. CCL label is the world's largest label and sleeve manufacturer. We have 199 sites in 42 countries and employ 23.000 wonderful people. We have a huge production site in Mexico DF.

Marika Knorr, Head of Sustainability, CCL Label

3:45 PM | Panel: Waste Management – Cooperation Across the Region


  • Esteban Torres, Director of Business Intelligence, Veolia México
  • Romina Dávila Martínez Solares, Directora de Operaciones, ECOCE

4:30 PM | EPR in the Latin American context & Chile Case Study for packaging

General overview of the Latin American Product Stewardship and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) initiatives. Main challenges and the Chile case study for the packaging EPR regulation and the informal sector formalization

Rodrigo Leiva, Gerente General, Valoryza

5:15 PM | Closing Remarks