MARTIN Althorpe has been elected as president of the British Plastics Federation (BPF).
The technical director at Epwin’s fenestration division had the move confirmed at the BPF’s recent AGM. He succeeds Bruce Margetts, who held the role for two years.
The BPF said Althorpe has been actively involved in the British Plastics Federation Windows Group since its formation in 1981, and has been the Windows Group chairman since 2007. In his work with the BPF, he has gained experience in presiding over sustainability initiatives to establish the environmental credentials of plastic
Martin Althorpe said, “I am honoured to have been elected the president of the BPF. The industry has an impressive track record of producing innovations that have changed people’s lives for the better. It is crucial now that as an industry we work together to ensure we reduce the environmental impact of plastic, adopting sustainable practices widely and effectively. By embracing this principle, our innovative industry will be able to demonstrate its critical role in helping to protect the environment we are all part of.”