23 February 2021

IOM3 becomes Associate Member of On-Pack Recycling Label

IOM3 is pleased to be one of five membership organisations sharing to become inaugural members of On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) as part of its mission to collaborate across the whole packaging value cycle to deliver more sustainable packaging solutions.


The aim of OPRL’s Associate Membership scheme is to provide a framework for closer collaboration with other organisations, often having widely overlapping memberships, to provide mutual support, expertise and to promote each other’s activities in order to provide greater benefits to members. All the organisations are working to support the UK packaging sector in identifying and adopting sustainable packaging solutions. Our work at the Institute will help to improve professional standards, BBIA and FSC UK’s work to promote sustainable materials sourcing. 

Jude Allan, Chair of the IOM3 Packaging Society, observed, 'IOM3 is delighted to be an inaugural member of the OPRL Associate Scheme. IOM3 focuses on the role of materials, the challenges in its usage and the development of innovative solutions. IOM3 champions packaging professionals working across the packaging sector, with particular focus on continuing to raise professional standards in innovative packaging materials and designs. Working together with the other Associate Members of OPRL will help us to continue to provide the most relevant and up to date content to support the drive to develop the solutions we need to develop.'

Jane Bevis, Chair of OPRL, said: 'We’re delighted that these 5 leading sector organisations, all longstanding friends and supporters of OPRL, are joining our Associate Membership scheme to make it easier for our scheme members to find the technical support, services and cpd events they need as they get ready for EPR. This further strengthens our outreach, anchored firmly in our strong relationships with our 7 Guarantors. Our memberships and, to some extent, our services overlap but we see that we can deliver greater value and drive sustainability faster by working closely together. This is all about collaboration for the greater good.'

To find out more about OPRL, visit www.oprl.org.uk

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