What does INCPEN do?
At the heart of our beliefs, the membership of INCPEN and our staff care about the world in which we live. We want to help deliver the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and we desire a society that operates in harmony with our planet’s natural resources.
With respect to packaging, there’s no doubt that advancements over the last 60 years have helped to mitigate many of the environmental and social harms relating to excessive food waste, health impacts, and reducing, reusing & recycling finite natural resources. However, global societies are also learning more every day that the decisions of the past need to be reviewed in light of people’s and the planet’s needs for the future. In too many parts of the world, our lands and oceans have been allowed to become unauthorised waste sites for a vast array of items discarded by humans, packaging included.
That is why INCPEN’s membership and staff work with all those who share the ambition to be part of a future that learns from the past and adapts accordingly. We want to ensure societies retain the functional properties of packaging that prevent environmental harms whilst also working hard to ensure that packaging itself has a sustainable life in line with circular economy principles. We work with governments, international organisations, civil society, businesses and municipalities. Those within the ‘packaging value chain’ are within our spheres of interest; including designers, manufacturers, packer / fillers, retailers, brands, consumers, local government, waste & resource management operators, re-processors, and supporting organisations like consumer & campaign groups and non-governmental organisations.
If you have an interest in working with INCPEN, or wish to know more about potentially joining our growing membership of ambitious and future-minded companies, get in touch with us today.