A new quiz aims, developed by researchers from the University of Strathclyde and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon in Germany, is helping to bust myths and misconceptions around plastics in the global environment.
A new display that uses the past as a guide for informing the future of sustainability in packaging is on show at the Museum of Brands in London.
A competition by UK Research & Innovation’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge, delivered by Innovate UK, has funded six projects to design easy-to-use solutions for capturing and storing household flexible plastics for recycling.
As part of its shared mission to fight single-use plastic packaging waste, the UK Refill Coalition has today launched a pilot with Aldi UK in its Solihull store, trialling an innovative refill solution which reimagines the way consumers shop for essential products.
The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge is planning to launch a competition to fund large-scale reuse/refill pilot projects for fresh milk or other liquid food and beverages in September. This event will provide delegates with the background and further detail for the competition and the support available to bidders from Innovate UK, and help catalyse collaboration and knowledge sharing.
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has launched their latest sustainable online course: ‘A Guide to Incorporating Recycled Plastic into Packaging’. The CPD accredited online training brings together over sixty years of insights from leading packaging experts within the BPF’s extensive network, and an introductory 50% discount is available to UKCPN readers using the voucher code ukcpn when purchasing the course.
HM Revenue & Customs’ consultation on chemical recycling of plastic and the Mass Balance Approach chemical recycling of plastic and the Mass Balance Approach was one of the hot topics discussed at a packaging conference organised by Incpen in London last week.
An expanded, industry-led Open Data Standard for packaging, developed initially to support efficient and consistent data capture, sharing, and reporting on plastic packaging, has now been expanded to cover all common packaging materials, including glass, metals, paper, fibre-based composites and wood.