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DIRECTOR'S BLOG

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  Does it make more sense to conserve materials or conserve fossil fuel energy?
The circular economy aims to optimise systems by making them more efficient and by the effective use and re-use of materials - using renewable energy to do so.

  As a country we’re generating less waste, sending less to landfill and recycling more...
...all good news for the environment, but you wouldn’t think so from some of the headlines.

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OUR LATEST CAMPAIGN

Mr Potato is dead

The Good, the Bad and the Spudly campaign explains that contrary to popular belief, packaging helps to prevent waste and is a positive net benefit to the environment.
See it now.

LATEST NEWS

BBC Radio 4 In Business programme

Half hour programme on packaging innovations.
22 May 2014

Litter is everyone's problem
INCPEN calls on everyone - individuals, banks, newspaper publishers, post offices, manufacturers and retailers to work together to stamp out litter.
16 May 2014

Cherry-picking litter won't work: It has to be all or nothing
18 March 2014

Government's carrier bag charging scheme will harm jobs and won't help the environment, INCPEN says
6 February 2014

Is your kitchen green?
INCPEN launches 5th edition of The Green Kitchen at Fresher for Longer Conference 5 February 2014

Inquiry on Carrier Bags
House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee. INCPEN evidence
December 2013

Speakers and programme announced Fresher for Longer conference
The first ever national Fresher for Longer conference planned for 5th February 2014 looks set to enjoy high profile speakers

WRAP report confirms INCPEN's 1995 findings
INCPEN welcomes the latest update by WRAP of food waste statistics
7 November 2013

Bananas, bread and eggs top retail supply chain food waste
New research from INCPEN shows the top 20 food items wasted or reduced-to-clear between the wholesale depot and the retail check-out 11 October 2013

Supply chain group shares Scottish government resource efficiency aims
INCPEN responds to today's speech in Glasgow by Richard Lochhead MSP 2 October 2013






LATEST TWEET

DID YOU KNOW?

cucumber

1.5gms of plastic
An unwrapped cucumber is un-saleable after 3 days; 1.5gms of plastic wrapping extends its life to 14 days



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