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 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

The University of Cambridge partners with Huntingdon-based company as a Circular Economy Case Study   The Circular Economy Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School has chosen Huntingdonshire-based packaging manufacturers Charpak Ltd as a Circular Economy case study collaborative partner.   Charpak have led the development of the UK’s first Localised Circular Economy in partnership with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership (RECAP).   The designers and manufacturers of thermoformed rigid...

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Jonathan Pearson joins Charpak as New Business Development Manager bringing his 16 years packaging experience to the Charpak team.  His understanding of all things packaging extends to almost every format and material – from HD/LD poly bags, SRPs, corrugate, tin, to paper.   Based in Central Scotland, Jonathan’s focus will be to strengthen the existing relationships with our clients in Scotland, and develop new business opportunities in...

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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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UK Packaging Award Winners SME of the Year 2018 Charpak Ltd

Packaging designers and manufacturers, Charpak Ltd, are jubilant after achieving success as Winners of The SME of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards held at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Tuesday 30th October. Selected by the judges at the prestigious national awards ceremony, attended by over 700 representatives from across the industry, the company was recognised for “taking an honest approach to plastic concerns and valuing...

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Justin Kempson Charpak

Highlighting to over 100 delegates the increasing importance of designing sustainability into packaging as a core part of the new product development process Justin Kempson, Charpak Sales & Innovation Director, was speaking at the Consumer Driven Packaging Trends and Innovations Conference at the Museum of London Docklands on 10th October 2018.   Recognising the global environmental challenge in which everyone has a part to play Justin Kempson...

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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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