To compliment our exclusive site tours, we’ve put together a full line-up of presentations from industry renowned reuse specialists. Our comprehensive agenda will provide attendees with a thorough insight into current reuse developments.


09:00 – 09:30

Welcome, Registration & Networking

Our underlying ambition for this event is to bring reuse experts together, share learnings and encourage development of reuse systems. Throughout the day there will be ample opportunity to socialise in a relaxed and welcoming environment, meet potential colleagues face-to-face and inspire collaboration.


09:30 – 09:40

Introduction & Foreword

You’ll receive a warm welcome from your hosts Paul Jenkins & Wayne Barron, who will run through the agenda for the day.


09:40 – 10:00

Our vision for the future of reusable packaging

Join Wayne for an overview of Our Vision for the Future of Reusable Packaging, which was published in ThePackHub’s latest Refillable & Reusable Packaging Compendium. In this comprehensive report, Wayne analyses the problems with existing processes and packaging formats, explores examples of standardisation and outlines the design requirements of reusable packaging when developing and implementing scaleable reuse systems.


Wayne Barron
Refill & Reuse Packaging Specialist, ThePackHub
Founder, Rethink Packaging


10:00 – 10:20

Shared learnings from Tesco reuse trials with Loop

Tesco are aiming to remove 5 billion single-use plastic products by 2025, and believe reuse will help them achieve their ambition as part of their 4Rs strategy to Remove, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

The leading supermarket chain published their Tesco Reuse Report 2022 after conducting the UK’s largest ever reusable packaging supermarket trial. The ambitious project was run with reuse specialists Loop to explore both online and in-store shopping behaviours.

The aim of the challenge was to evaluate which reuse systems work and what formats could be implemented at scale in the future. Tesco are proving their commitment to reuse by sharing their learnings and presenting their findings at our exclusive In-site Event.


James Bull
Head of packaging & Food waste strategies, Tesco


10:20 – 10:40

Introducing Dizzie – Developing an effective reuse business

Prior to our exclusive site tour, founder Ben Patten will introduce us to Dizzie and provide an insight into developing an effective reuse business.


Ben Patten
Founder, Dizzie


10:40 – 11:00

Introducing PSE – The art of cleaning reusable packaging

We invite Andrew Parkinson to introduce us to Packaging Services Europe prior to our tour of their impressive cleaning and logistics facilities.


Andrew Parkinson
Managing Director, Packaging Services Europe


11:00 – 12:00

In-site Tour 1 – Dizzie & Packaging Services Europe

This is your opportunity to look behind the scenes of an established reuse business with Dizzie, and gain inside knowledge from the impressive cleaning facilities of Packaging Services Europe. Both companies being leaders in the reuse marketplace and driving reuse forwards.


12:00 – 13:00

In-site Tour 2 – Packaging Services Europe & Dizzie

We’ll alternate tours, so you get to see both companies.


13:00 – 14:00

Lunch & Networking



14:00 – 14:20

An insight into the TRACE project’s Reusability by Design Report

Katherine is an authority on reusable packaging, having recently contributed to the Reusability by Design Report produced by RECOUP. The report is the result of industry leading research with the UKRI funded TRACE (Technology-enabled Reusable Assets for a Circular Economy) project. Together with project partners Pragmatic, The University of Sheffield, Topolytics, AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) and Ken Mills Engineering, the team have addressed some of the challenges currently preventing reuse from becoming mainstream.


Katherine Fleet
Head of Sustainability and Circularity, RECOUP


14:20 – 14:40

Developing shared in-store self-refill stations with The Refill Coalition

Unpackaged are experts in reuse, initially working with Waitrose to provide self-refill stations to shoppers in Waitrose stores. They are also founders of the Refill Coalition, a multi-retailer refill trial with project partners M&S, Morrisons, Ocado, Waitrose & Partners and CHEP. This is a great example of collaboration, with organisations working together to develop shared reuse systems.


Helen Clements
Innovation Lead, Unpackaged Innovations Ltd


14:40 – 15:00

Refreshments & Networking


15:00 – 15:20

How policy change can enable reuse to scale

Reuse is one of the key strategic areas in WRAP’s UK Plastics Pact. They will be sharing current projects with retailers and brands across the UK, and explain how policy has a key role to play in enabling reuse to scale.


Lowelle Bryan
Sector Specialist (UK Plastics Pact), WRAP


15:20 – 15:40

Current trends in refill & reuse

Founder of ThePackHub and packaging innovation specialist Paul Jenkins will be sharing the latest global refill & reuse packaging innovations from ThePackHub’s industry renowned Innovation Zone platform, which continuously monitors developments and innovations in the rapidly changing reusable packaging landscape.



Paul Jenkins
Founder & Managing Director, ThePackHub


15:40 – 16:20

Panel Discussion – How to overcome the challenges of reuse

Hosted by Paul Jenkins & Wayne Barron, we invite our esteemed panel of presenters to join an open discussion to share their views and experiences with reusable packaging. This is your opportunity to gain valuable insights and answers to your own questions relating specifically to your reuse businesses. After an insightful day of reuse, we intend to provide some solutions to the challenges of reuse!


16:20 – 16:30

Wrap & Close

And that’s a wrap!


Limited number at £279 + VAT (£334.80) available.

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Terms and conditions.

The agenda and presentations are correct at time of publication but are subject to change without notice. Site tours are conducted in working facilities, so attendees may be subjected to noisy environments. We recommend that all attendees wear sensible clothing during the tours, and wear supplied protective clothing if requested to adhere to hygiene standards.

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