New resource aims to promote plastics industry to youngsters

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) recently published a new document which examines the role plastic can play in the move towards lowering carbon emissions

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) has produced a new video aimed at inspiring young people to consider careers in the industry.

The video highlights the vital role plastics play in a range of fields including healthcare, communications technology, packaging, and transport. It is designed to be shown in classrooms and at events such as careers fairs.

Supported by the Worshipful Company of Horners, a variety of job roles are covered including product designer, engineer, technician, and sustainability professional. The video also outlines the role of raw material producers, plastic processors, equipment suppliers, and plastic recyclers.

Philip Law, director general of the BPF, said, “The BPF is proud to release this inspirational video that shows the exciting and impressive opportunities available within the UK plastics industry. This video reflects the everyday contribution that the industry and all its staff make to the modern world. The industry really does have a global scope, and we believe this short promotional film does an excellent job of introducing young people to just how important the plastics industry is to all our lives.

“We know that BPF members will be able to make excellent use of this resource, and we look forward to more work in this area to inspire those considering possible careers.”

The video can be accessed on the BPF website: