The new Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) opened 1 Feb for registration. For more information go to: www.hse.gov.uk/press/2011/hse-oshcr.htm?eban=rss-press-release
The 30 November milestone in Reach Regulations has now passed. PAFA members should log in to Members Area and click on Reach Regulations for a useful guide to what action to take next
A highly successful year for the UK Polymer Training and Innovations Centre. Learn more by clicking here
MAJOR INDUSTRY SAFETY INITIATIVE "SIMPL" - Safety in Manufacturing Plastics ... launched 14 October .. click the HSE web link for full details
READ THE LATEST FROM THE UK PLASTICS 2020 CHALLENGE .. click here
DEFRA summary of consultation responses to the proposed Landfill Restrictions 2010 http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/consult/landfill-restrictions/20100318-landfill-restrictions-condoc-summary.pdf
WRAP Mixed Plastics Loan Scheme. The Fund is for companies wishing to increase the capacity for sorting and processing mixed plastics packaging from the waste stream. Investments will be based on ‘soft’ loans between £50k and £1m with flexibility in repayments including a degree of state aid. please go to: http://www.wrap.org.uk/recycling_industry/information_by_material/plastics/mixed_plastics_loan.html
Guide on industry training aims to improve training and skills across our sector: Go to http://www.cogent-ssc.com/Publications/CogentPolymerTrainingProvisionGuide.pdf
Cogent has also published an updated Guide on the specialist polymer training provision available to the industry. Please click here for a PDF copy.
This report covers the role of plastics recycling in the new green economy
European Safe Maintenance drive launches in Britain It is estimated that between 25 and 30 per cent of all manufacturing industry deaths in Britain result from maintenance activity yet maintenance is integral to running a safe and reliable operation. That’s the message behind a new European initiative. For more information, visit the HSE Safe Maintenance website: www.hse.gov.uk/safemaintenance
The latest OECD Economic Outlook compares Consumer Expenditure, Capital Growth, Long-Term Interest Rates and Unemployment Levels across Europe - an invaluable research tool go to Members Area and click on Market Research tab
This report predicts rapid growth in US fresh produce packaging through shift to healthier foods (click here)
PET recyclate pricing likely to remain strong as demand grows experts report go to Members Area and click on Market Research tab
Facts about food waste in the home - fuelling the quest for smart packaging ... download the WRAP report (click here)
►Get up to date on Climate Change Agreement Consultation .. login then go to Members' Area and click on Climate Change tab ..
DEFRA Consultation on Producer Responsibility Read the consultation document - logon - go to members area and go to Climate Change
EuPIA Information Note on Swiss food contact materials legislation (packaging inks) which has potential impact on packaging/converting industry - logon - go to members area and go to Quality Standards
► Read the latest thinking in designing packaging for recyclability in the new guide published by PRAG (Packaging Resources Action Group) to inform designers, marketers and packaging specifiers about design decisions to optimise end-of-life recyclability. Logon then go to members area and click on Sustainable Business.
►Interest Free Loans!!! This Carbon Trust presentation to PAFA details the loans available to help cut energy bills by replacing old energy-intensive equipment. Login then go to Members' Section and go to Carbon Trust Loans tab...
►National Standards for Sustainable Business. Login - go to Members section and go to Sustainable Business Practice tab .....
►Courtauld 2 Packaging Proposals PAFA challenges the data and says that looking at carbon impact of packaging alone without considering functionality in terms of extending life, protection and reducing spoilage is fraught with dangers. Login then go to Members' area and go to Courtauld tab ...
► Workplace Temperature Questionnaire issued by the Health & Safety Executive .. Login then go to Members Area and click on Health & Safety tab ..
►sustainability guidelines for its suppliers. PAFA members can download them in full. Login to Members' Area and click on Retailer Information
►report shows that 30% of UK carbon footprint is from food chain. PAFA members should login to members area and click on Climate Change for information and the download link.
In the PAFA Members section you can also view the latest Quality Standards affecting your business .... You can also see the full Retailer Roadshow environmental presentation and delegate leaflet produced by PAFA with Plastics Europe and BPF .... Find the latest Market Research information on your industry including trading forecasts .... for the latest information on Melamine see our Technical Briefing in Food Contact and Safety ... just added - the latest of regular updates on REACH Regulations including dealing with recovered solvents and the importance of Pre-Registration... plus latest Trade statistics with EU states for PE bags and sacks all in the login-only Members Section
DON'T MISS OUT .... Advertising in Members Adverts is FREE to PAFA Members ... Thousands of site visitors come here to contact reputable plastic packaging companies - All PAFA members are urged to send a company profile, images, logo, hyperlink and contact details to enable us to add you to the new Directory of Members - see drop down section above. Email details to firstname.lastname@example.org
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