Veolia has announced plans to launch an initiative to improve manufacturers’ environmental credentials and help drive the circular economy for packaging.
The Sustainable Packaging Academy is aimed at anyone involved in packaging design, environment, supply chain or sustainability roles in key sectors including the food and beverage industry.
Designed to close the link between producers and recyclers, the initiative provides businesses with the opportunity to better understand packaging circularity and future-proof packaging design.
Veolia’s first of its kind initiative aims to provide a new route for industry to achieve a real circular economy for all types of packaging and ensure materials can be easily collected, recycled and returned to industry for re-use.
Academy members will be able to take advantage of the latest reports and design guides, Veolia’s technologies as well as work in partnership to develop bespoke solutions that boost sustainability.
Richard Kirkman, chief technology and innovation officer, Veolia UK and Ireland said: “We all know the impact of packaging on the environment, and the launch of our Sustainable Packaging Academy will further strengthen our work with manufacturers, industry bodies, and local authorities in the drive to ensure that it is all recyclable.
“If we are to deliver on the huge surge in public interest in our sector we must put the Resources & Waste strategy into practice in a way that can be understood by people inside, and outside, the industry.
“Our all-in one service now delivers the expertise needed to understand packaging recyclability and make the right design decisions, and can help develop joint solutions or new recycling processes.”
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