THE CONFERENCE welcomes TANJA FELL, Msc. | Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV | IVV · Department of Process Development for Polymer Recycling




Tanja Fell holds a Master of Science degree in Food Processing. She works as senior scientist at Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV since October 2011.

As a member of the group of process development for polymer recycling, there she leads many industrial and research projects in the field of packaging recycling.

She develops processing concepts (recycling concepts) for packaging materials (for petrochemical and bio-based polymers). One of their main tasks is the process development for the separation of composite materials by using the CreaSolv® Process. In addition, she deals with the evaluation of the recyclability of packaging materials and with the reduction of odors in plastic waste or recyclates.

    • Packaging Recycling „Opportunities and Challenges“
    • Packaging recycling (Collecting, Sorting, Recycling-Technologies)
    • Packaging and its challenges during recycling
    • Recycling-friendly packaging design
    • Plastics recycling via CreaSolv® Process (Examples)



Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV | IVV · Department of Process Development for Polymer Recycling



Mission Statement

The Fraunhofer IVV stands for high-quality food products and safe, effective, and convenient packaging systems. Efficient use of raw materials and minimal environmental impact are priorities in all our development work. We also transfer our technologies and expertise to applications outside the food and packaging industries. Companies and research organizations appreciate the Fraunhofer IVV as a business partner. People are inspired by our research work and the resulting products.

Department: Process Development for Polymer Recycling
Field: Recycling of packaging waste

We use our expertise in process engineering, chemical engineering, and recycling to develop processes for recycling plastic packaging materials and in particular packaging films. In general these films require a complex multilayer structure involving different polymers in order to meet today’s technical and optical demands. Recycling into high-quality individual polymers is not possible using currently available separation technologies. To address this situation, we are using our patented CreaSolv® Process to develop customized solutions for both post-consumer waste and post-industrial waste. This process dissolves the target polymers as mono-materials from the composite film and processes these into high-quality regranulates for use in new packaging materials. In parallel we are developing recyclable packaging solutions and verifying these using commonly used separation technologies.

We are also researching and optimizing the circular economy and/or cascade systems for biopolymers such as PLA

Circular Economy needs groundbreaking innovations and processes. A challenge for the whole packaging industry.

2025 seems to be still a long way off. Seven years. However, the Circular Economy Law is underestimated. It will take a huge toll on every single participant in the supply chain if you do not know the real challenge. Innovative processes, smart new materials, disruptive techniques – and much more is required. All that will be necessary. And if the traditional industry does not take on these challenges, others will. If we do not move today, we will abruptly find ourselves in the future.

And then these 7 remaining years will seem like 7 seconds to us. But to face such a huge challenge requires close, open and transparent cooperation along the supply chain. Single and island solutions are not going to be the approbate agent.

In this sense, we invite you all to go with us the way of the future.

The Circular Economy Package (CEP) contains all sorts of legal pitfalls with its demarcation questions, notification and permission requirements, specifications and quotas. For small and medium-sized enterprises, it brings legal challenges in particular. Therefore, anyone wishing to fulfill the comprehensive duties of the CEP needs tailor-made solutions.

The CEP serves the sustainable improvement of environmental and climate protection as well as resource efficiency in waste management. The CEP entered into force on 1 June 2012 and was last amended on 1 June 2017. It is supplemented and concretized by a large number of statutory ordinances: For example, the Waste Catalog Ordinance determines which wastes are hazardous. The Packaging Ordinance regulates the obligation to take back sales packaging that is generated by the private consumer.

The CEP  extended the fine. Under no circumstances should the obligations under the Closed Substance Cycle Act be ignored, since fines of up to € 100,000 can be threatened for various offenses.

Five-level waste hierarchy

At the heart of the Law is a new five-level waste hierarchy designed to ensure that priority is given to the best option from the environmental point of view. According to this, all concrete statutory ordinances based on the CEP Law must first promote waste prevention, followed by these levels in the hierarchy:

  • preparation for reuse
  • recycling
  • energy recovery
  • disposal.

In addition to environmental impacts, technical, economic and social consequences must also be taken into account.

Mülldeponie mit Plastik, Kunststoff, Verpackungen

Improving resource efficiency – enhancing recycling

The CEP envisages an increase in the recycling rate for municipal waste of at least 65% by 2020 (for paper, metal, plastic and glass) and a recycling rate of at least 70% for construction and demolition waste. In addition to the already general separation obligations for glass, paper, metals and plastics, since January 1, 2015, a separate obligation to hold biowaste (bio bin) applies.

Commercial collections of private waste disposal companies

Commercial collections of private waste disposal companies must not “jeopardize” the functioning of the public waste disposal carriers under the new Circular Economy Act and also do not significantly impair their planning reliability and organizational responsibility. With the new CEP municipalities would therefore have the right to prohibit collections of private companies in order to carry them out themselves.


Decisive for the transport of waste is the hazard potential of the waste. The transport of non-hazardous waste must always be reported, and hazardous waste is subject to a permit.

The 12th International Label Conference offers answers and pragmatic approaches to be fit for 2025 in the coming years.

Join us!

Let’s move forward towards a Circular Economy.

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INTRODUCING & WELCOME: Adeline FARRELLY | Secretary General | FEVE


Adeline  FARRELLY | Secretary General | FEVE


In June 2008, Adeline was appointed Secretary General of FEVE, the EU Federation for Glass Packaging and Tableware Producers.  She is Member of the Board of Glass Alliance Europe and holds the post of Secretary General on a rotating basis.

Adeline has spent 25 years in Brussels working for various private and institutional organisations including the EU Commission, EU Parliament, Deloitte, and EuropaBio – the EU association for biotechnology industries.

Born in Ireland in 1963, Adeline holds a degree in political science from University College Dublin (UCD) and later earned a marketing qualification from the Marketing Institute of Ireland.     She is an active member of the Countess Markievicz group supporting women for election.

About FEVE

Who is FEVE?


FEVE is the European Federation of glass packaging and glass tableware makers.

Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Brussels, FEVE is an international not-for-profit association, which currently numbers over 60 company members and 22 corporate groups across the European Union, Switzerland and Turkey.

What is the role of FEVE?

FEVE is the official voice of the glass container industry at European level. It promotes the common interests of its members throughout Europe and is actively engaged in dialogue with European stakeholders and NGOs.

FEVE champions the position of the industry in the European debate on sustainability and it ensures collaboration with members and national glass associations on both Europe-wide projects and country based actions.

FEVE ensures that members are constantly informed about EU developments in Life Cycle Assessments, Packaging and Packaging Waste initiatives, developments in sustainable production and consumption, European Emissions Trading Scheme, REACH, and many other dossiers.

The Association promotes glass as an ideal packaging material for its unique environmental, economic and social assets. It actively supports the forum ‘Friends of Glass’ which brings together consumers who consider glass packaging to be good for themselves, their families.

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Introducing: Gabriela EULER-ROLLE | Moderator of the 11th International Label Conference 2016


Gabriela EULER-ROLLE| ORF | Journalist, Presenter, Speaker, Columnist

Moderator of the 11th International Label Conference 2016



Journalist, presenter, speaker, columnist.  Works since 2001 for the Austrian Television and Radio Station ORF and  Ö3. Previously editor of the weekly magazine NEWS, was a columnist for the “Life magazine” of the newspaper KRONEN ZEITUNG. Is the author of “OOOM” – the magazine for design, art and architecture. Speaker and presenter and now living with her family in Vienna.

World Population & Ground Water

Feeding the World

By 2050 we’ll need to feed two billion more people. How can we do that without overwhelming the planet?

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How the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry is gonna handle this?

When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.

Agriculture is among the greatest contributors to global warming, emitting more greenhouse gases than all our cars, trucks, trains, and airplanes combined—largely from methane released by cattle and rice farms, nitrous oxide from fertilized fields, and carbon dioxide from the cutting of rain forests to grow crops or raise livestock. Farming is the thirstiest user of our precious water supplies and a major polluter, as runoff from fertilizers and manure disrupts fragile lakes, rivers, and coastal ecosystems across the globe. Agriculture also accelerates the loss of biodiversity. As we’ve cleared areas of grassland and forest for farms, we’ve lost crucial habitat, making agriculture a major driver of wildlife extinction.

The environmental challenges posed by agriculture are huge, and they’ll only become more pressing as we try to meet the growing need for food worldwide. We’ll likely have two billion more mouths to feed by mid-century—more than nine billion people. But sheer population growth isn’t the only reason we’ll need more food. The spread of prosperity across the world, especially in China and India, is driving an increased demand for meat, eggs, and dairy, boosting pressure to grow more corn and soybeans to feed more cattle, pigs, and chickens. If these trends continue, the double whammy of population growth and richer diets will require us to roughly double the amount of crops we grow by 2050.

Ground Water Stress

Water is essential to human, plant, and animal survival. From huge cities to tiny villages, about 50% of the world’s population depends on groundwater every day.

So what’s the problem? Well, while groundwater is the most abundant source of fresh water on earth, it remains a hidden resource. We often know where to locate it, but what really keeps it “hidden” is the limited amount of data on its availability, quantity and quality. In other words: we often have insufficient real insight in the water below.

Now it’s time to uncover the mysteries behind the great resource of groundwater!


Visit the #HiddenResource campaign website:


Further Sources: National Geographic