Overview: News Women in Packaging

Lisa Antonie Scherer

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Inventor with team spirit


Founding a start-up right after graduation takes courage. Therefore, Lisa Antonie Scherer joined forces with three others to market her invention, an eco-friendly padding material. The most recent step is a successful crowd funding campaign to enable the purchase of a demonstration system.
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Pia Schnück

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Women in packaging: Circular economy at REWE Group


How can you use resources within the company and along the supply chain efficiently, and how can commerce make the leap from a linear to a genuine circular economy? Questions like these are the daily business of Pia Schnück. The economist and environmental scientist at REWE is responsible for the area sustainability, packaging and circular economy.
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Caroline Babendererde is Head of Sustainability Mid Europe at Tetra Pak

“We must make packaging more attractive as a varied professional field”


In a world forced to meet the global challenges of sustainable food systems, progressive packaging solutions are indispensable. This includes the people working on these solutions. In this interview with Caroline Babendererde, Head of Sustainability Mid Europe at Tetra Pak, we discuss how to win young talents for the industry and the role of sustainability initiatives.
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Mia Pettersson

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Networked packaging industry specialist


Who is saying something, for what reason are they saying it, what is behind it and who does it benefit? Industrial engineer Sonja Bähr uses questions like these to encourage people to be more critical about statements regarding packaging, waste disposal and recycling.
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Woman behind a lectern

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“Impressed by the power of innovation”


The German Packaging Institute brings all the different players in the packaging industry together – whether for an expert or political discussion or to celebrate innovations, for example at the German Packaging Award. Kim Cheng, a lawyer and since 2016 managing director of the dvi, combines legal competence with commitment to the needs of the packaging industry and its players.
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Mia Pettersson

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Women in packaging: Mia Pettersson – helping take compostable bioplastics to the next level


BASF has been active in the bioplastics field for more than 30 years. Swedish chemical engineer Mia Pettersson is head of BASF’s biopolymer portfolio in Ludwigshafen, Germany, where she works on continuing to develop compostable and biodegradable plastics while supporting women in their advancement in the company.
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