31st March 2021: PLASTICS netWORK – Rethinking Plastic Packaging

Regulatory and public concerns around plastics packaging waste are driving major changes in the packaging industry. This is having a significant impact on the plastic packaging sector and its supply chain. This PLASTICS netWORK event will focus on the drive towards sustainability, and increasing the use of recycled content in plastic products and packaging.

Hear from Fraser Graham, Waddington Europe about their sustainability strategy . There will also be the opportunity to network with other delegates.

Easy and Obvious End of Life for Plastic Packaging – Fraser Graham, Waddington Europe

At Waddington Europe they are pushing themselves to improve the plastics circular economy. They use food grade rPET sourced in the UK in their products, with the intention of growing the recycling infrastructure in this country. Fraser and the NPD team in Waddington Europe are personally challenged to move the dial in 3 key areas, how much PCW they use, how recyclable their products are and how many of their products are recovered from the market.

There will also be the opportunity to network with other delegates.

Details: Wednesday 31st March, 12:00pm – 1:30pm. To register for this event please click here.

This informal network brings together experience and knowledge from across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and the Black Country and provide opportunities for business networking and knowledge transfer on issues such as sustainability, legislation, the environment and skills gaps.

Whether you are a material supplier, processor, packaging manufacturer or use plastics in your products or processes, then the PLASTICS netWORK is for you.  With a myriad of legislation, consumer campaigns, regulations and industry initiatives, this virtual event will help you to navigate this confusing maze and show how we can all work together to support this key industry.

To find out more or just keep up to date with what’s happening, visit https://www.ps-partnerships.com/plastics-network/.

CREST@UCS is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).