Carbon and environmental footprinting: How are standards, initiatives and their implementation progressing? What does carbon footprint reality look like? Is carbon footprinting driving real change or just binding valuable resources? Is renewable resource use (e.g. bioplastics) in products a viable option for reducing carbon and environmental footprints? How is their use reflected in carbon and environmental footprint standards? How are initiatives working to ensure an ecologically balanced use of renewable resources? The 8th PCF World Summit will feature updates, business viewpoints and dialogue around these and related questions. In a special session “Reflections on EU environmental footprinting methodology and policy” an update on current status in methodology and policy developments is given and discussed.