Last opportunity to enter IOM3 Medals and Prizes 2009

Candidates have until 19 December to submit nomination forms for the IOM3 Medals and Prizes 2009.

SWWPG Concorde Visit June 2008

South Wales and Western Polymer Group
South Wales and Western Polymer Group and friends visit Concorde at Airbus, Filton on 21 June 2008.
Polymer-based RFID tags from German company Siemens

Standardising RFID

Packaging Professional magazine
An EU-funded project to standardise radio frequency identification (RFID) is seeking stakeholders. The aim is to increase the use and profile of this system.
Smashed glass

Glass reuse falls in the UK

Packaging Professional magazine
While glass recycling rates have risen over the last decade in the UK, the amount of recycled content in glass containers has fallen, according to a report released by WRAP. This is due to a shortage of high-quality cullet caused by the co-mingling of recovered glass during collection and processing by UK municipal councils.

Carbon emissions controls

Packaging Professional magazine
UK companies are moving closer to facing mandatory reporting and limits on their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This follows the launch of a voluntary standard on calculating carbon emissions, as well as news that the Government is set to publish a review of packaging policy that could include a carbon count.