08 February 2021
British plastics federation and UK Research & Innovation launch courses aimed to help increase plastic recycling and improve sustainability
In an attempt to increase plastic recycling and improve the country’s sustainability efforts, the British Plastics Federation (BPF) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) launched a collaboration that aims to change the way the UK uses and develops sustainable products.
The joint initiative includes many courses developed for people working in the plastic packaging supply chain, such as brands, manufacturers, and retailers.
As of now, two training courses have been launched, and they revolve around topics such as the principles of eco-design, solutions to the marine litter issue, bioplastics, and waste hierarchy.
The lasts course, titled “Plastic Packaging - Understanding the Environmental Issues”, focuses on educating retailers and manufacturers about the complex issues that prevent us from reducing plastic package waste.
These courses provide technical insight and knowledge on plastic packaging sustainability, aiming to help businesses educate their staff about these issues.
This comes as a complementary effort from the BPF, who recently launched their comprehensive Recycling Roadmap report on the changes that need to be made in order to improve the UK’s ability to collect and process waste.
British Plastics Federation and UK Research & Innovation to collaborate on sustainability initiative