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Around 100 businesses - from multinationals to SMEs - benefit from the unique shared resources of PAFA as well as from having a powerful and persuasive single voice speaking on their behalf in the UK, Europe and across the globe.

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  • PAFA member Coveris revamps website

    Flexible packaging company and PAFA memeber Coveris has revamped its website to simplify navigation and provide customers and investors with more product information.

    Kathrin Bolle, Marketing & Communications Manager for Coveris stated: “The new site also offers more in-depth information regarding Coveris product offerings to the food and beverage market.”

    The website launch is the first phase of a multi-stage online promotional project for Coveris.

    The company plans to start development of a “Phase 2” build-out of the website to include an interactive locations map, multilingual functionality and downloadable information on its brands and markets.

    Have a look at http://www.coveris.com/coveris-launches-new-website

     
  • #Pledge4Plastics Campaign launched

    You might have already seen this week in the trade media that the Pledge 4 Plastics campaign launched this week.

     

    The aim of the initiative is to get recycling back on the household agenda, and has been created to significantly increase the collection of plastic packaging for recycling by making one simple request - for every household to recycle just one extra plastic bottle each week!

     

    Everyone can pledge in three ways:

     

    by completing the online pledge @ http://www.pledge4plastics.co.uk  

     

    Twitter - by using #Pledge4Plastics 

    Facebook - liking the Facebook page, using #Pledge4Plastics or liking and sharing the posts

     

    Remember, plastic bottles can be recycled from every room in the home whatever the colour, shape or size.We also wanted to highlight some of the great products that can be made from recycled plastic - football shirts, kids toys, furniture, car and construction products, and of course plastic bottles!

     

    There is a reward for those who pledge throughout September! To highlight just one of the many ways plastic can be given a new life if recycled, Abigail Ahern, who has a collection at a leading high street department store and recently starred in Channel 4's Get Your House in Order, has designed her first ever bespoke phone cover, which is made from 80% recycled plastic bottles.  

     

    Please do encourage as many people to pledge as possible - whether it is employees, family and friends!

     

    A comprehensive toolkit has been developed to provide a wide range of resources which can be used by local authorities and businesses with the aim to ensure consistency in any UK communications about plastic packaging recycling.  

     

    The toolkit can be downloaded using the following link http://www.pledge4plastics.co.uk/toolkit-download  

     

     
  • Amcor launches new forming and filling technology

    PAFA member Amcor has launched new packaging technology which it claims will revolutionise the way soft drinks and other liquids are bottled.LiquiForm uses consumable liquid instead of compressed air to hydraulically form and fill the container on one machine simultaneously.

    The technology uses the contents of the bottle – such as soft drinks, juices, shampoos etc – to blow the bottle shape, simplifying the manufacturing and filling process.

    By combining the forming and filling processes into one step, Amcor claims this dramatically simplifies the manufacture of rigid plastic containers for a wide range of consumer products.

    Through combining the bottle forming and filling processes in one step, on a single line at a single site, the technology is expected to reduce energy, handling and transport costs for drinks and FMCG giants such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Unilever.

    Amcor developed the LiquiForm concept in 2006, and subsequently set up a joint venture bottling specialist Sidel, Japanese  plastic bottle manufacturer Yoshino Kogyosho, and Nestle Waters.

    Amcor and Sidel each own a 50% interest in the joint venture.

    This new technology is expected to reduce capital costs and improve operating efficiency and product quality.

    Amcor said LiquiForm delivers a reduction in operating costs of up to 25%, reduced manufacturing risk and greater flexibility in container design.

    The joint venture will target the annual demand for conversion to the LiquiForm technology, and the first full scale operation is expected to be commercialised within three years.

    Ken MacKenzie, Amcor’s managing director and chief executive, said: “I have been in the packaging industry for over 20 years and in my opinion, LiquiForm has the potential to be one of the most important breakthrough technologies in liquid packaging. This technology will transform the rigid plastic container manufacturing industry, providing significant benefits to all players throughout the value chain.”

     
  • PAFA members feature heavily in top 10 plastic producers in Europe

    In a list of the top ten plastic producers in the Europe put together by Applied Market Information (AMI), PAFA members are common through out the list, occupying seven of the top 10 places.

    PAFA member, Amcor remains no.1 on the list, with an estimated European turnover of 3billion Euros. The full list is as follows;

    1. Amcor (PAFA member)

    2. Apla-Werke Austria

    3. Coveris (PAFA member)

    4. Sealed Air (PAFA member)

    5. RPC (PAFA member)

    6. Mondi Group (PAFA member)

    7. Aptar Group

    8. Constantia Group

    9.  Klockner Pentaplast (PAFA member)

    10. Papier Mettler (PAFA member)

     
  • Defra responds to EAC report on plastic bags

    Last week saw Defra's eagerly awaited response to the recommendations of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) on the proposed carrier bag levy in England.

    You can view the response in full at  http://www.pafa.org.uk/resource-centre-48

    In summary, there will still be an exemption for SME's with under 250 employees and paper bags but the proposed exemption for biodegradable bags will not be part of the initial regulations and will remain under review by Defra.

    The PAFA carrier bag consortium met last week, one hour after the official release of the Defra response to discuss next steps and areas we would like to challenge as a industry.

    The main areas we will be addressing with Defra are;

    • The term "single-use" carrier bag needs to be removed from future government documents as it is a false statement, with some studies showing up to 90% of people reuse carrier bags, so there is nothing single-use about them.

    • Direction of the proceeds of the charge back in to the plastic recycling industry as the regulations offer no enforcement of where the funds go, just some mild guidance.   

     

    Official PAFA Comment on the Defra response: "It is disappointing that Defra has ignored most of the advice of the EAC. Although it is pleasing that they listened to advice that there was no biodegradable bag that meets the requirement at this time this conclusion was only reached after wasting a great deal of taxpayers money to arrive at a conclusion that the industry advised them on before they spent the money.

    Also it is disappointing to continue to hear politicians claim this is going to make a difference to litter. Carrier bags make up a tiny fraction of litter and this measure will make no material difference to litter. This is a missed opportunity unless the funds used are ploughed back into recycling or in helping bring about behavioral changes and introducing a zero tolerance toward litter." 

     
  • Plastics Parliamentary Reception 2014

    Last week saw PAFA host the annual "Plastics Parliamentary Reception" in Westminster and as ever the event bought together various sectors of the industry in order to promote plastics in the most positive light.

    We had speeches from Dr Colin Church from Defra, Barry Gardiner from the shadow government, Paul Vanston from Kent Resource Partnership, Mark Pawsey, Chairman of the APPG packaging group and our very own Barry Turner.

    The presentation Barry Turner used on the day is available in the "minutes of meeting" section of the members area. Thanks again to all who attended and we are pleased to state that the feedback we have had so far has been very positive.

    Since the event, PAFA has already been conducting various follow up activity with the MP's and organisations in attendance. We will continue to update members on the progress of these actions through our Newsletter, so keep an eye out.

     
  • The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) Conference 2014

    The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) held a Special Conference for obligated packaging producers on Tuesday 15th April 2014 in London to provide information about how the Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) system works. The objective of the conference was to revisit the purpose of the PRN system to refresh producers understanding, explore how PRN revenues are used, and explain why there is variability in the price of PRNs.

    The Conference was chaired by Bob Lisney (ACP Chair) and speakers included Adrian Hawkes (Valpak) and Chris Gove (Environment Agency) with updates provided by Defra. 

    Members can view the presentations from the event in recycling section of the members area http://www.pafa.org.uk/packaging-and-recyclability-guidance-benefit

     

     
  • Plastics Parliamentary Reception 2014

    PAFA and its working partners, BPF and Plastics Europe are delighted to announce details of the 2014 Plastics Parliamentary Reception, which will be held at 12.15pm in the Churchill Room at the House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA on May 14th 2014.

    John Pugh MP will host the 4th Successive Parliamentary Reception at the House of Commons following the previous year’s successful events.  This year’s event will be held as a Lunchtime Reception (12.15pm-2.15pm) directly following Prime Ministers Questions, it will be a catered reception with a full range of refreshments offered, and will provide the opportunity for networking with senior industry figures, MPs and civil servants, Retailers and Brands.

    A DEFRA Spokesperson will be speaking to outline the Government’s sustainability policy, and Mark Pawsey MP, Chair of the APPG on the Packaging Manufacturing Industry, will also be discussing the sector’s vital economic and environmental contribution to the UK. Additionally we will hear from Paul Vanston, Manager of the Kent Resource Partnership, who will discuss diversion from landfill and food waste initiatives and the work they have been doing to ensure greater consistency of collection and greater collection of plastic.

    At this reception you will hear how the Plastic 2020 Challenge’s Action Plan aims to improve sustainability, diversion of plastic from landfill, job development, and tackle environmental concerns. The role of energy from waste in reducing landfill and providing the UK with an affordable energy supply will also be discussed. So come along to hear what has been achieved, what is still left to do and join a lively networking session to share your thoughts on how to drive the UK to this ambitious goal with the Plastics 2020 Challenge partners.

    We look forward to welcoming our members and partners to the event. If you have questions about the reception, please call the PAFA office on 01159 598389

     
  • New Packaging from PAFA member uncovers certification concerns

    PAFA member, TCL Packaging has claimed an industry-first with its new printed ovenable films are the first in the UK to have been successfully tested to 220°C, 450°F Gas.

    The new films use ovenable inks that produce high-definition, high-quality print using the full range of process colours.

     

    They are used for ready-meal lidding, flow- wrapping, cooking pouches and roasting bags for higher temperatures.

    Testing with Smithers Pira, TCL Packaging managing director Mike Golding said the company decided to extend the test boundaries after becoming concerned that not all printed ovenable films on the market are fully verified.

     

    He said it was vital that retailers are able to add cooking instructions to their products with complete confidence in film performance and food safety.

     

    "At TCL we wanted to be sure no harmful molecular breakdown will occur at high temperatures and our PET printed laminate films are the first to certify to 220°C, with mono layer at 200°C.

    He said there is potential food safety issues with many of the ovenable films on the market that most retailers and consumers are unaware of.

     
  • March 2014 - Budget Review

    Growth upgraded

    Growth estimates for 2014 have been upgraded from 1.8pc a year ago, and 2.4pc in December to 2.7pc. Biggest upward revision to growth between budgets for at least 30 years

    Office for Budget Responsibility predicts 2.2pc growth in 2015, 2.6pc in 2017 and 2018, and 2.5pc in 2018.

    Taxes

    The personal allowance will be raised from £10,000 to £10,500

    40p income tax thresholdto rise from £41,450 to £41,865 in April, and another 1pc to £42,285.

    Property and infrastructure

    From midnight tonight, properties bought for more than £500,000 through "corporate envelopes" will be liable for 15pc stamp duty.

    For businesses

    Investment allowances for businesses doubled to £500,000 and extended to the end of 2015 at a £2bn cost.

    Export finance doubled to £3bn and interest rates on lending scheme cut by a third

    Establishing a new Alan Turing Institute for analysing and identifying useful insights in Big Data, and investing another £74 million over 5 years in the UK’s network of Catapults to support the commercialisation of novel technologies.

    Air passenger duty reformed: All long haul flights will carry the same tax rate as current visits to the US.

    Under-21s taken out of employers' national insurance contribution

    Energy

    The carbon price floor will be capped as part of a £7bn package to save manufacturers from increasing energy costs.

    Transport

    A fuel duty rise due in September has been scrapped.

    Landfill Tax

    This will rise in line with inflation from April 2015. However there was no long term clarity on the issue, with the government waiting for results of a forthcoming consultation on trommel fines

    The full budget can be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/293759/37630_Budget_2014_Web_Accessible.pdf  

     
  • Date for the diary: PAFA parliamentary reception 2014

    This years PAFA parliamentary reception will take place on the 14th May in Westminster. Contrary to previous receptions pafa has hosted, this years will start from 12.30pm.

    We are working to secure guest speakers as well as various other MP's. In terms of the overall message PAFA will be trying to get across on the day, here are a few points;

    • The plastic industry wishes to see further development and growth of its industry in the UK and has developed an action plan that can if implemented ensure improved sustainability, job development and that will deal with environmental concerns.  

    • Further action to encourage the adoption of best practice by councils to ensure best practice in the diversion of plastics from landfill.
    • The existing producer responsibility system be overhauled to ensure that revenue raised by the producer responsibility scheme encourages increased collection as well as the development of improved recycling infrastructure.
    • The industry calls on government to recognise and support the role that packaging plays by encouraging innovation that will further improve the contribution that packaging plays by reducing food and drink waste.
    • To actively encourage the involvement by all major retailers and local councils in the Fresher for longer campaign thereby educating consumers to use packaging in a way that will reduce food waste.

    We will distribute a full agenda in due course, but we urge you all to save the date and attend. 

     

    PAFA will also distribute a template letter to send to your MP in order to gain their attendance at the event. If you have any questions at this stage, please call the PAFA office on 01159 598389

     

     
  • Plastic litter debate ‘going off the rails’, says PAFA

    PAFA has warned that the debate over banning plastic bags in the European Union is ‘going off the rails’.

    The warning comes following the publication of an article by Italian MEP and rapporteur for the European Commission’s strategy on plastic waste in the environment Vittorio Prodi, on The Parliament website, which argues that the current proposals released by the European Commission on cracking down on plastic litter do not go far enough.

    Under the proposed amends to the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (released in November 2013), member states will be required to reduce the consumption of plastic carrier bags with a thickness below 50 microns (as these were found to be less frequently reused than thicker ones, and often end up as litter), through ‘appropriate’ measures such as bag charges, national reduction targets, and marketing restrictions.

    However, Prodi argued that the directive served ‘more [as] a theoretical suggestion than a concrete, legislative decision’. You can see the full PAFA response as well as the link to the Prodi article at http://www.pafa.org.uk/media-centre-142/press-releases 

     
  • Leadership and Management Training Courses

    Focus Management for Business are now taking bookings for the next series of Leadership and Management Training Courses to commence in March and April 2014 at their Training Centre.

    These courses are ideal for those taking their first steps in supervision (Level 3) to those looking to formalise their existing skills and climb the ladder into Management (Level 5).

    In addition they cater for Senior Managers who might want to develop skills in Executive Management Level 7 their Coaching and Mentoring Skills Level 7.

    For more information, please contact Derek Ward on 01623 664510 or visit their website at www.focus-mfb.com

     
  • PAFA member PlasRecyle praise by Energy Minister Michael Fallon during visit

    PAFA member PlasRecyle has received a visit from Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon – and he was impressed with what he saw.

    He was given a tour of the PlasRecycle facility that opened in late 2013 and is based in Woolwich, south east London.

    The new facility uses a high tech proprietary process developed by PlasRecycle over the past four years to reprocess up to 20,000 tonnes of used shopping bags and films. The plant produces a plastic granulate that can be used for making new bags, replacing virgin materials.

    For every tonne of plastic packaging that is reprocessed and recycled, there is a corresponding saving of 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

    PlasRecycle founder and chief executive Duncan Grierson said: “We were delighted to welcome the Minister and show him around our new plant which is recycling used bags back into a high quality pellet for reuse. We are pleased to be contributing to the country’s environmental targets set by the EU’s Waste Framework Directive and the Climate Change Bill.

    “Scientific research by the Environment Agency has shown that regular polythene carrier bags have a much better carbon footprint than alternatives, such as paper bags and biodegradable bags. Our new plant helps to close the loop.”

    Michael Fallon added: “The innovative technology being used by PlasRecycle shows that dealing with waste and recycling properly can create jobs and boost economic growth as well as being good for the environment.

    “The Government’s industrial strategy is giving businesses all over the country the confidence to invest, and securing highly skilled jobs and a stronger economy, including here in Woolwich.”

     
  • Potential breakthrough on plastic packaging recycling at PAFA senior industry dinner held last week

    PAFA (Packaging and Films Association) hosted a senior industry figures dinner last Thursday 13th February in Central London, to provide an update to members on the legislative trends in the UK and Europe that will impact plastic packaging and in particular the implications for material supply.

    There were various presentations at the event, including update from a Wrap director on the future requirements for the plastic packaging industry based on benchmarking on future legislation.

    PAFA CEO, Barry Turner felt the need to host such an event especially as the final quarter packaging recycling figures were releases last week. Turner said;

    “The final quarter figures for 2013 issued last week served to demonstrate how big a challenge we have ahead of us if we are to meet the 2017 targets. Incremental tonnage growth recoded in 2013 of a mere 68k tonnes will not deliver the target”

    You can read the full press release at www.pafa.org.uk/media-centre-142/press-releases   

    All related material from the dinner including the transcript of a speech from Wrap Director, Richard Swannell and other presentations can be viewed in the "minutes of meetings" section of the members area.

     
  • PAFA attend first "Fresher For Longer" conference

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    PAFA were in attendance this week for the first "Fresher For Longer" conference in London. The Fresher for Longer campaign was officially launched last year by WRAP the FDF, the British Retail Consortium, INCPEN, Kent Waste Partnership, the Packaging Federation and Marks & Spencer.

    Resource Minister Dan Rogerson has supported the 'Fresher for Longer campaign' and said that packaging has an important part to play in helping to combat food waste.

    PAFA also heavily supports this campaign and hope that more retailers and brands will get behind it to circulate the message that packaging is in fact part of the solution when it comes to reducing food waste.

    Some of the key messages regarding packaging at the Fresher For Longer conference were;

     - Ambient packaged food provides long shelf/cupboard life with no need for refrigeration - Ian Bowles of Premier Foods

     - The air inside plastic containers is modified to keep it fresher for longer in your fridge and slow down decomposition

     - We waste 5.8million potatoes and 24million slices of bread each day, packaging can make a difference

     - Increases in smaller packs and resealable packaging is aiding a reduction in food waste - Emma Marsh of Wrap

     - A shrink-wrapped cucumbers will last around three times longer than non-shrink-wrapped ones

     - Most fresh fruit & veg will last up to 2 wks longer if kept in the fridge in their original pack.


    You can find out further information and tips on how to prevent food waste through plastic packaging at http://england.lovefoodhatewaste.com/node/5859 

     
  • PAFA responds to EAC report on the plastic bag levy

    PAFA has responded to todays report released by the Environmental Audit Committee on their recommendations for the plastic bag levy, proposed to come in to legislation next year. PAFA CEO, Barry Turner said;

    "“We give due credit to the EAC for responding to the carbon challenge – and we understand their need to keep the tax simple. We are also glad the committee acknowledge the need for more research on the real effects of bag taxes on public behaviour such as littering – but we are disappointed that disputed litter figures and wildly inaccurate calculations on bag impacts are still influencing people’s views."

    Please visit the press releases section to view the full response,

    http://www.pafa.org.uk/media-centre-142/press-releases 

     
  • Latest British Standards Update

    The latest update to British standards for January can be found in the Industry Standards area of the Technical section, www.pafa.org.uk/industry-standards 

    If you have any questions around these standards, please call us on 01159 598389

     
  • Summary of 2nd evidence session on Plastic Bags with the EAC

    Last week saw the second evidence session on plastic bags take place with Environmental Audit Committee in London.

    As you will have seen  PAFA CEO, Barry Turner was in one of the select panels that gave evidence in the first session.

    The second session witnesses were made up of representatives from the Bioplastic, Oxo-degradable, and plastic recycling industries. The focus this time around was on the potential hazards an exemption on biodegradable bags could cause for the plastic recycling industry.

    The session to favour the view that there is clear danger to the recycling stream/industry if the exemption was granted and this was backed up by the views of the only non-industry person in the panel, Professor Richard Thompson from Plymouth University.

    It was a lively debate and can be watched in its entirety on http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=14556&wfs=true 

    The panel for the second session consisted of
    • Mike Baxter, British Polythene Industries Ltd. (BPI)
    • David Newman, The Italian Association of Bioplastics, and The Italian Composting Association
    • Michael Stephen, Chairman, Oxo-Biodegradable Plastics Association (OPA)
    • Professor Richard Thompson, Plymouth University
    • Jessica Baker, CEO, Chase Plastics

     
  • PAFA submit evidence at EAC first evidence session on Plastic bags


    PAFA CEO, Barry Turner was amongst the panel of individuals selected by the Environmental Audit Committee to provide evidence at the first public evidence hearing on plastic bags and the proposed levy yesterday (18.12.13).


    The committee yesterday heard from;

    (Panel 1)

    • Dr Richard Swannell, Director of Sustainable Food Systems, WRAP
    • Dr Wouter Poortinga, Reader in Environmental Psychology, Cardiff University
    • Matthew Quinn, Director for Environment, Welsh Government

    (Panel 2)

    •  Neil Sinden, Policy Manager, Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)
    • Andrew Opie, Director of Food and Sustainability, British Retail Consortium (BRC)
    • Barry Turner, Chief Executive, Packaging and Film Association (PAFA)

    (Panel 3)

    • Dan Rogerson MP, Minister for Water, Forestry, Rural Affairs and Resource Management, Defra
    • Clare Hawley, Deputy Director, Waste Strategy and Management, Defra
    • Karen Lepper, Deputy Director, Waste Strategy and Management, Defra
    • Laura Denison, Team Leader, Carrier bag policy, Defra

    You can view the session on http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=14506  

    The next public evidence session on plastic bags will take place on the 8th January 2014

     
  • PAFA member Printpack Wins Label of the Year at UK Packaging Awards for Coca-Cola collaboration

    Printpack (UK) is proud to announce they have been awarded first prize in the Label of the Year category at the UK Packaging Awards held at the London Hilton, Park Lane on Wednesday 13th November.

    Printpack’s winning entry was with Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Share-a-Coke labels, produced in partnership with three digital printers. Coca-Cola’s campaign objective was to offer consumers personalised bottles and involved 150 names being printed on 500ml and 375ml bottle labels. With the profile of personalised bottling raised across Europe, Coca-Cola believes this is the start of trend that will evolve in to even greater consumer intimacy with promotional branding.

     

    Gregory Bentley, R&D Packaging Innovator Coca-Cola Enterprises said: “This was the largest global promotion ever undertaken by Coca-Cola with three-party engagement and Printpack’s technical expertise was critical to its success. Through their close partnership with the digital printers they coordinated the project from concept to delivery and we are delighted with the finished results. It is fantastic news that the Share-a-Coke labels have been recognised by a major industry award.”

    Barry Bleasdale, Printpack UK Sales & Marketing Director said: “The project was technically very demanding and we overcame a number of challenges through our close cooperation with the digital printers and Coca-Cola. The awards success is testament to Printpack’s dedicated sales and technical teams who have worked so hard on the project.”

     
  • Workplace health, safety and welfare updated guidance

    The Workplace health, safety and welfare. Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. Approved Code of Practice and guidance has been updated by the HSE

    This revised and updated version takes account of changes to legislation since the previous edition was published, including:

    • Quarries Miscellaneous Health and Safety Provisions Regulations 1995
    • Quarries Regulations 1999
    • Work at Height Regulations 2005
    • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
    • Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 200

    You can view the updated guidance in the Health and Safety section of the members area http://www.pafa.org.uk/health-and-safety-benefit or non members can view the guidance on the HSE site http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l24.htm

     
  • Latest British Standards Update

    The latest update to British standards for November can be found in the Industry Standards area of the Technical section, www.pafa.org.uk/industry-standards 

    If you have any questions around these standards, please call us on 01159 598389

     
  • PAFA blasts inconsistencies in bag tax proposals

    PAFA has attacked proposals for a plastic bag tax under which low-impact thin carrier bags are targeted  whilst paper and bio-degradable bags are to be exempt – saying the plans would not resolve litter issues and would impose a restraint on trade which ignores the science.

    PAFA CEO Barry Turner said, “The two major exemptions being proposed which favour bio-degradable and paper bags seem wholly inconsistent with the stated aim to cut litter which in itself has been overstated by Government.

    You can view the full statement in the press releases section at http://www.pafa.org.uk/media-centre-142/press-releases 

     

     
  • BIS updated guidance on packaging regulations

    BIS have updated their guidance note on the Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations. PAFA members can find the guidance by logging in and visiting http://www.pafa.org.uk/packaging-and-recyclability-guidance-benefit