X

Ecosurety managing director to deliver key PRN talk at Packaging Innovations 2017

James Piper will talk about instigating behavioural change in the PRN market as part of the Ecopack programme.

Packaging Innovations 2017 is the leading event for the packaging industry, attracting over 6,000 visitors including some of the biggest global brands. Taking place at the NEC Birmingham from 1 to 2 March, the event showcases the latest industry innovations, issues and solutions.

On 1 March at 10.50am, James will introduce a new way to consider the PRN system and the challenges facing companies wanting to make a difference in a market that is not familiar with change.

He will speak as part of the Ecopack programme, an area dedicated to the latest solutions, materials and products for brands looking to invest in sustainability. Other speakers include RECOUP (Recycling of Used Plastics), Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Challenge the status quo

There are so many options for reforming the PRN system that actually taking action has become increasingly difficult, James believes.  With over £560m spent on PRNs by obligated packaging producers since 2007 and average price fluctuations of 653% across all materials in 2015, there has never been a more pressing need to challenge the status quo.

Rather than demand complex legislative reform however, James will explore the potential and challenges involved in empowering packaging producers and accredited recyclers to take control of the existing PRN system for the benefit of UK recycling.

Information and booking for the free to attend event can be found here. To arrange a meeting with our team at the event on either day, please contact us on 0333 4330 370 or email info@ecosurety.com.


Ben Luger

Marketing projects specialist

Ben joined the team at the beginning of 2015 and helps drive marketing communications and projects for Ecosurety, including project managing the launch of the Ecosurety Exploration Fund and website content development.


Written by Ben Luger Published 20/02/2017 Topics Ecosurety

Useful links


The DRS consultation response explained: summary and key insights

In this live webinar on 6 February at 1.30pm, Ecosurety and environmental consultancy Resources Futures will run through the key decisions from the recent government response to the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland consultation.

Read More >>

Deposit Return Scheme

The DRS is set to be implemented in Scotland in 2023 with England following in 2025. All producers of in-scope drink containers will be required to meet a collection target set by government. Are you affected?

Read More >>

Plastic Packaging Tax

All businesses manufacturing or importing plastic packaging must keep records and notify liability when certain conditions are met.

Read More >>

Get in touch