Press Releases

Press Releases2020-06-14T21:29:21+01:00

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1007, 2018

INCPEN statement on the National Infrastructure Assessment


10 July 2018 The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) today issued its National Infrastructure Assessment, which sets out a long-term strategy for the UK’s economic infrastructure from 2020 to 2050. Paul Vanston, CEO of INCPEN comments as follows on the packaging-related recommendations on page 48. I was very pleased NIC [...]

1505, 2018

UK Secretary of State, Rt Hon Michael Gove responds positively to packaging reform recommendations from WRAP, INCPEN and the ACP


Following a round table discussion convened by the Secretary of State, Michael Gove, in December last year WRAP, INCPEN (Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment) and Defra’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) have, for the last two months, been engaged in a comprehensive programme of discussions with stakeholders [...]

1004, 2018

INCPEN statement on Friends of the Earth report


10 April 2018 Friends of the Earth (FoE) issued a report on the joint challenges of food waste and plastic waste. Paul Vanston, CEO of INCPEN comments as follows. ‘The fundamental challenges of food waste and plastics waste that are highlighted in the FoE report are ones for all [...]

1810, 2017

INCPEN responds to Eunomia ‘Deposit Return’ report


INCPEN responds to Eunomia ‘deposit return’ report with a call to consider all options On 11th October 2017, Eunomia published a report commissioned by CPRE and others asserting that English councils would benefit by £35 million from the introduction of a deposit return scheme. INCPEN supports Defra Minister’s comments [...]

1004, 2017

INCPEN Welcomes Litter Strategy


10 April 2017 INCPEN welcomes the Litter Strategy for England and we hope it will stimulate a new approach to littering that will create a sense of community and civic pride so England really can be a country to be proud of. Over the years we have seen many [...]

1003, 2017

FDF and INCPEN Publish Sustainability Checklist for Packaging


10 March 2017 The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the Industry Council for research on Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) today publish “Packaging for people, planet and profit – sustainability checklist”. With a foreword from Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey, the checklist will help companies choose and optimise their [...]

1601, 2017

INCPEN Announces New CEO Appointment


16 January 2017 INCPEN - the Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment - has appointed Paul Vanston as its CEO to succeed Jane Bickerstaffe, whose retirement was announced last year. Jane will formally retire on19th May and in the meantime Paul will serve as CEO-designate to [...]

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