European Packaging Waste Meeting

Sociedade Ponto Verde is organizing the first European Packaging Waste Meeting, which will take place in Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon (Portugal), next November 7th.

This initiative aims to bring together members of the Government and other public entities, top representatives of major institutions and national and European companies, in a reflection day on the agenda of the Environment, Sustainability and Circular Economy.

Analyze the Portuguese and European public policies, namely in waste management and packaging recycling, where there are ambitious targets and commitments to fulfill, as well as the role of smart and sustainable cities in fighting climate change and improving the quality of citizens’ lives; and present the best practices and the need for technological innovation and new innovative business models in the recycling sector are among the topics to be addressed at the European Packaging Waste Meeting.

Best practices with the potential to be applied in Portugal and cases of innovation in the
sector, based on the potential of waste as accelerator of the circular economy, will also be
highlighted at the first European Packaging Waste Meeting.

António Nogueira Leite

Chairman of Sociedade Ponto Verde

Ana Trigo Morais

of Sociedade Ponto Verde

António Costa Silva

for the Economy and Maritime Affairs

Carlos Moedas

Mayor of Lisbon

Duarte Cordeiro

Minister of Environment and Climate Action

Eero Yrjö-Koskinen

Executive Director of IEEP - the Institute for European Environmental Policy

Jean Hornain

General Director

Jeremy Schwartz

Chairman of the Kantar's Sustainability and Diversity

Justin Wilkes

Executive Director

Leena Ylä-Mononen

Executive Director of the European Environment Agency

Martin Prieler


Michael Wiener

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Green Dot Global

Stephan Morais

Founder and Managing General Partner of Indico Capital Partners

Alexandra Costa

Journalist - Moderator

Ivone Rocha

President of the Platform for Sustainable Growth - Moderator

Luísa Schmidt

Sociologist and Research Coordinator at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon - Moderator


The European Packaging Waste Meeting will provide a perspective on the Environment, Sustainability, and Circular Economy issues to promote Portugal’s environmental, economic, and social development.


Registration & Welcome coffee


Opening session

António Nogueira Leite, Chairman, Sociedade Ponto Verde
Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries (vídeo message)


"Are smart cities growing at the necessary pace?"

Carlos Moedas, Mayor of Lisbon
Moderator: Ivone Rocha, President, Platform for Sustainable Growth


Coffee Break


"Is Europe responding to the climate emergency?"

Eero Yrjö-Koskinen, Executive Director, The Institute for European Environmental Policy
Justin Wilkes, Director Executive, ECOS – Environmental Coalition on Standards
Leena Ylä-Mononen, Executive Director, European Environment Agency (vídeo message)
Stephan Morais, Managing General Partner, Indico Capital Partners
Moderator: Luísa Schmidt, Principal Investigator of ICS-ULisboa


Duarte Cordeiro, Minister of Environment and Climate Action


Lunch & Networking


Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Schwartz, Chairman, Kantar’s Sustainability Transformation


"Is urban waste the 'new' black gold?"

Ana Trigo Morais, CEO, Sociedade Ponto Verde
Martin Prieler, CEO, ARA AG (Austria)
Jean Hornain, General Director, CITEO (France)
Michael Wiener, CEO, Green Dot Global (Germany)
Moderator: Alexandra Costa, Journalist


Closing session

Ana Trigo Morais, CEO, Sociedade Ponto Verde
António Costa Silva, Minister of the Economy and Maritime Affairs




Additional information:


CCB – Centro Cultural de Belém – Lisbon