• As part of the drive to increase the circular economy and tackle the problem of packaging waste, Veolia is launching a Sustainable Packaging Academy that makes it easier to improve manufacturers’ environmental credentials.

    Designed to close the link between producers and recyclers, the new initiative will provide businesses with the opportunity to better understand packaging circularity and future-proof packaging design.

    By joining the Academy, members will be able to take advantage of the latest reports and design guides, and work in partnership to develop bespoke solutions that boost sustainability.

    Members will also be able to keep ahead of legislative changes, network with other packaging stakeholders, and take advantage of Veolia’s expertise in the latest recycling technologies.

    Richard Kirkman, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Veolia UK and Ireland, said: “As the global leader in environmental services we are committed to improve environmental performance by preserving resources, and extending sustainable supply chains.”

    “We all know the impact of packaging on the environment, and the launch of our Sustainable Packaging Academy will further strengthen our work with manufacturers, industry bodies, and local authorities in the drive to ensure that it is all recyclable.”

    “If we are to deliver on the huge surge in public interest in our sector we must put the Resources and Waste strategy into practice in a way that can be understood by people inside and outside the industry.”

    “Our all-in-one service now delivers the expertise needed to understand packaging recyclability and make the right design decisions, and can help develop joint solutions or new recycling processes.”

    “In the move to cut climate change and target net zero carbon it’s vital that we address the real impact packaging has, and the SPA will help do just that.”

     

    Source : Britishplastics website

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    Dr R Rangaprasad

    Dr.R.Rangaprasad is a polymer & packaging professional with over 25 years experience. He has served as Consultant at Indian Institute of Packaging Mumbai & as Director at SIES School of Packaging / Packaging Technology Centre. Between 1995 & 2007, He was associated with Product Application & Research Center of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). He has also conducted training & knowledge workshops at leading FMCG companies in the area of design of polyolefin materials for packaging sector.

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