Circular Economy Plastic packaging

  Investing heavily in new materials development over the last 12 months, Charpak continues to manufacture widely recycled packaging from a minimum of 75% recycled PET, some of which includes the local circular economy recycled resources.  When more packaging is recycled because people believe and trust that it is re-used, we will have access to more circular resource, and contribute even greater to reducing packaging (and...

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UK Plastics Pact 2018-2019 Report Charpak Ltd

As active Founding Members of The UK Plastics Pact, Charpak is proud to be making significant contributions towards achieving The UK Plastics Pact targets.   This unique collaborative initiative will create a circular economy for plastics and aims to achieve a systematic overhaul of the plastics system in the UK.  It brings together businesses from across the entire value chain, with UK Government and NGOs to tackle...

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Charpak Automotive Lead Niall Johanson presents Circular Economy Solutions for high-performance engineering at PMWE Cologne

Last month we conducted a seminar introducing “Circular Economy Solutions for High-Performance Engineering” as part of the Professional Motorsport World Expo conference programme.   The well attended audience included Pan-European industry leaders who were looking to find out more about how to embed sustainability and circular economy business models into their heart of their businesses.  Niall Johanson’s seminar commenced with a 40 min. talk on the circular...

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University of Cambridge CirPlas pioneering research

The new Cambridge Creative Circular Plastics Centre (CirPlas) at the University of Cambridge focuses on innovations in plastic use, re-use and avoiding use.   Funded by UK Research and Innovation, CirPlas aims to eliminate plastic waste by combining blue-sky thinking with practical measures, connecting expertise across the disciplines and collaborating with industry and local government.   To find out more about the pioneering research being undertaken on reducing plastic...

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As part of Charpak’s programme to support Huntingdonshire, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire residents to with their product, packaging and recycling awareness, Charpak joined the Oxmoor Community Group’s Christmas Coffee morning on 28th November 2019.   Receiving a warm welcome from the host, Councillor Jill Tavener, and all attendees, Charpak outlined how the company is committed to reducing plastic waste, and reuses existing materials through the Cambridgeshire-wide local circular...

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Charpak Ltd are delighted to be announced as Winners of the Innovation of the Year 2019 at the UK Packaging Awards.  Our ground-breaking Twist-Loc® Treat Tub success follows on from Winning SME of the Year 2018.  The Charpak team collected this latest accolade on Thursday 7th November 2019 at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.   The Innovation of the Year 2019 category was one of...

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Professional MotorSport World Expo 2019 Charpak Ltd Niall Johanson

Joining the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2019  on Friday 15 November 2019, Charpak Automotive Lead, Niall Johanson, has been invited to present "Recycled plastics in the circular economy meets high-performance engineering" as part of the Expo's comprehensive workshop programme.   Niall will discuss the value of putting in place circular economies for recycled, lightweight thermoformed plastic packaging in the high-performance engineering industry to resolve in-process manufacturing and...

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Charpak Ltd Huntingdon supports Recycle Week

Taking part in the Recycle Week annual campaign, Charpak aims to help motivate more people to recycle more, and better.  We are lighting our building up green to show our support for Recycle Week and show we take recycling seriously.  The lights are on from dusk till dawn, and using low power LED lights they use little power and electricity.   What and how we recycle really...

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Charpak local circular economy

Over 8 million pieces of packaging have been made from the Cambridgeshire recycled material by Charpak Ltd in the first six months.  This is following the launch of the UK’s first Local Circular Economy at the start of 2019.     Over 200 refuse trucks of plastic waste has been collected (over 1,500 tonnes) from Cambridgeshire’s households. 199 of which have been recycled and reprocessed in the...

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Waitrose & Partners has become the first UK supermarket to launch innovative new packaging for its ‘treat tubs’, which are made from 90% recycled materials and are fully recyclable.   This sustainable packaging innovation has been designed and manufactured by Cambridgeshire-based Charpak Ltd.  The Twist-Loc® tubs use 7.5 grams less plastic per tub than the previous design, and will save over 14 tonnes of new plastic being produced...

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