"Reinventing manufacturing for circularity can increase profits"

Sustainability will not mean short-term loss in gains, says Steve Evans, Professor and Research Director at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Industrial Sustainability (CIS)

"Banning plastics completely will harm circularity"

Paperboard and plastics shouldn’t be competitors, but ­­composite materials are needed, argues Ali Harlin, Research professor at VTT and head of Packaging-Heroes.

"Food packaging can support a rapidly changing world"

Achieving circularity objectives requires both systemic change and a network of engaged stakeholders working as one, says Charles Héaulmé, President and CEO of Huhtamaki.

Using Better Regulation to deliver the EU’s Green Deal

Join our multi-perspective conversation on how the EU should be crafting regulations using scientific evidence and data. The virtual roundtable is held on Thursday 28 January 2021 at 14:00 (CET).

Meet the Circle



Caesaré Assad

Food System 6

Annica Bresky

President and CEO,
Stora Enso

Kate Daly

Managing Director of the Center for the Circular Economy, NextGen consortium & Closed Loop partners

Steve Evans

Professor and Director of Research, Centre for Industrial Sustainability at Cambridge University

Darragh Flynn

Managing Director, The Happy Pear

Ray Georgeson

Trustee, WasteAid

Ali Harlin

Research Professor at VTT & Lead of Package Heroes

Charles Héaulmé

President and CEO, Huhtamaki

Frank Heidlberger

Director of Global Packaging, McDonald's

Jyrki Katainen

President, Sitra

Andy Parton

Vice President Petcare Commercial, Mars

Heikki Salmela

Chairman of the Board and Founder, Hesburger

Petri Sarvamaa

Member of the European Parliament

Michelle Wilson

Lead of Circular Economy Network, WasteAid