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Manufacturers and retailers working together to promote responsible packaging for resource-efficient sustainable supply chains 














OPTIMISING PACKAGING SINCE 1974

We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to analyzing the environmental and social effects of packaging and packaged goods.

Established in 1974, our members include raw materials suppliers, packaging manufacturers, branded goods suppliers and retailers.  Together they represent all the main elements of the packaged goods supply chain,  They collaborate to research issues, optimise and improve packaging, minimise the environmental footprint of packaged products and help consumers live more sustainably.




DIRECTOR'S BLOG

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  Will 2014 be the year when we stop talking about preventing climate change and start enabling societies to cope with its effects?
Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 we’ve been setting targets that are never reached and spending money to make no difference to climate change. During that period worldwide poverty has increased with the result that developing countries are even less able to cope with the effects of climate change.

  Is It sensible to recycle mixed household plastics?
In most jurisdictions in Europe and North America, the only plastic packaging collected from households for recycling is bottles, with other plastic packaging (rigid pots and films) being collected with residual waste. Belgium collects only bottles and has achieves high rates and good quality recyclate

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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

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

Higher recycling targets don't allow for 'leakage'
INCPEN response to consultation on Review of EU Waste Management targets 16 Sept 2013

If drinks container deposits are the answer then we're asking the wrong question
INCPEN response to the Scottish government's interest in drinks container deposits in Sweden 25 August 2013






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DID YOU KNOW?

Recycling Bin

£60 Million
Manufacturers and Retailers pay £60 Million per year to support recycling



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