Charpak HouseOfLords Plastics Sustainability Vision

The Automotive Team were invited to the prestigious Summer Reception at the House of Lords on Tuesday 18th June 2019.   In his element with his advanced engineering peers, Niall Johanson, Automotive Lead, spent the time networking with key decision-makers and Automotive industry leaders having animated discussions about the Charpak collaborative approach with the OEMs, and each tier of the supply chain.  They were energised about the...

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Charpak Huntingdon packaging education visits

Spreading the word to help reduce plastic pollution, as part of Charpak Ltd’s community engagement initiatives the company welcomed the Essex Avenue Community Tenants and Residents Association litter picking team to their Cambridgeshire based Headquarters on Wednesday 29th May.   The dedicated group of adults and children who range from 5 years – 75 years litter pick in their local community during school holidays.  Joined by a...

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Charpak Ltd The UK Plastics Pact

As a Founding Member of The UK Plastics Pact, Charpak Ltd are actively involved in the systematic change of this world-first initiative to transform the plastic packaging system.  We are ensuring that packaging is recyclable, and recycled - working collaboratively with our clients, NGOs, Local Authorities and industry associations.  Charpak is committed to providing more sustainable packaging solutions that minimise environmental impact.  The Reduce, Reuse...

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Charpak Ltd have produced a series of FAQ guides. You can read, bookmark and download them here. These FAQs answer questions such as why plastic packaging is used; what packaging is recyclable and can be recycled; and why materials are used for different solutions.   Plastics Explained Materials Plastics Recycling   With our planet’s natural resources under increasing pressure the UK Government’s proposed Resources and Waste Strategy reforms...

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Circular Economy Plastic packaging

We are officially unveiling our ground-breaking Localised Circular Economy at Packaging Innovations on 27-28 February 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.   As a leading packaging designer and manufacturer, we recognised the responsibility we have to help allay consumer fears and take major initiatives to achieve a truly circular plastics economy. Whilst many are theorising about this aim, we are the UK’s first organisation to recruit partners, including Jayplas...

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Sustainable Clear rPET rigid thermoformed plastic packaging

Twist-Loc, the new 100% recyclable plastic packaging container from Charpak   With plastic pollution at the top of the agenda we must ensure that when packaging products we all use the optimum material for the purpose of the packaging.   The durability, lightweight, flexibility and cost of plastic offers many benefits, which we must not forget. Preventing food waste by extending shelf life or transiting products through the supply...

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Packaging product design

On Tuesday 11th December 2018, school children and 3 teachers visited Charpak to gain an insight into creative product design and packaging.  The 12 children, aged 7-11, from Hartford Junior School, Huntingdon are studying a Product Design Level 2 apprenticeship.   As part of the apprenticeship scheme the children are encouraged to visit local companies to gain insight spending time with Charpak's team of Packaging Designers.  Charpak were...

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Automotive protective packaging

Fresh solutions for the automotive industry   Alloy wheel protectors allow vehicles to be taken from production line to dealers without any damage.  Charpak’s original solution to this avoidable risk and expense was to devise a reusable alloy wheel and rim protector.   The protective wheel covers allow new vehicles to be driven at low speeds and prevents the common causes of scratches and damage often associated with vehicle...

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Sustainable solutions to the the plastic packaging problem

Plastics touch modern life on a daily basis, and as a modern material it has transformed the lives of many.  With both the advantages and disadvantages of plastics widely reported in the media, the global plastics pollution problem is continuing to grow and systematic solutions must be addressed by industry and consumers, and responsible action taken.   At Charpak we believe sustainable and recyclable plastics have a...

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Recycle rPET plastic packaging

An easy way to increase plastics recycling rates in the UK is simple On Pack Recycling Labels.  And for retailers and manufacturers to add the plastic resin codes onto all plastic packaging in addition to the OPRL guidelines.  One of the biggest barriers for consumers, author included, is when there's no plastics packaging symbol, or clear on pack recycling labels.  With over 380 local authority...

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