BPF launches new sustainable packaging course

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) has announced the launch of its latest online course: A Guide to Incorporating Recycled Plastic into Packaging.

The CPD-accredited online training course brings together over 60 years of ‘game-changing’ insights from packaging experts within the trade association’s extensive network. As a special introductory offer, the first 200 to purchase the course are entitled to a 50% discount.

Featuring on the BPF’s online learning platform, PolymerCourses.com, the course is designed to enable early-stage designers, processors, brands, and those in the plastics supply chain to create more sustainable plastic packaging solutions.

Funded by the BPF and UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge, this globally available course is intended to help improve environmental aspects when designing plastic packaging. BPF said it is another example of its commitment to supporting sustainability initiatives of companies within the plastics industry.

Course content includes:

  • Introduction to using recycled content
  • Policy and legislation
  • Technical considerations
  • Auditing, reporting and standards
  • Making claims
  • Design for recyclability
  • Processing

BPF director of plastics and flexible packaging, Brian Lodge, said, “I’m proud to have been involved in the creation of this very innovative online course and am sure it can play an important role in helping key staff make the right decisions at the right point in the design process.

“This course underscores the BPF’s continued commitment to purpose-led training for those who care about creating responsible packaging solutions. Reducing the environmental impact of packaging products and maximising their recyclability has never been more important.

“Graduates of this course will be able to create packaging with recycled content that can meet the needs of brands, the supporting supply chain as well as the consumer.”

In addition to Brian, other contributors to the course were PS Partnerships & Consultancy’s operations director Suzanne Johnston and Nelipak’s senior R&D engineer Adam Bolsover.

The first 200 people to purchase the course can claim the 50% discount by entering the voucher code ‘first200’.