Ermis Panagiotopoulos, Sustainability Direct, EFBW

Ermis Panagiotopoulos is a dual Greek/Belgian citizen. He has a bachelor's degree (BSc) in Water Management and Agriculture Engineering (Greece), a master’s degree (MSc) in Environmental Science from Wageningen University (Netherlands) and an MA in International Politics (Brussels).

Ermis has been living and working in Brussels since 2006. He has worked in NGOs, the European Commission and industry associations. He is currently the Sustainability Director of the European Federation of Bottled Waters.

Presentation:

Legislation and sustainability related to plastics and the European watercooler industry

This important topic will cover not only EU plastics legislation (EU Plastics Strategy and Single Use Plastic) but also value chain coalitions such as Circular Plastics Alliance and EU Chemical Recycling Alliance and the potential impact of these on the bottled water industry - and in particular the watercooler industry.