The PPiPL project is a collaborative project. Working with our partners we undertake a holistic examination of the plastic packaging supply chain to find solutions to existing issues, reduce plastic pollution and unlock barriers to create fundamental changes in the industry that close the consumer attitude-behaviours gap.
Bells of Lazonby
Bells of Lazonby is a family bakery creating quality products for more than 70 years. As part of their innovative and flexible approach, the company is divided into four unique brands – Bells of Lazonby, We Love Cake, The Village Bakery Melmerby and Bells & Whistles – each delivering their own products. They produce a range of baked goods for both retail (Booths stores and North West Independents) and trade for caterers and food service sector. They use packaging made from 100% recycled board and aim to sustainably source British ingredients where possible and support local suppliers.Bells of Lazonby
Biotech Services Ltd is a company based in Cheshire that focuses on the sustainable treatment of agricultural bioproducts. Biotech works on different R&D projects, including the development of biodegradable packaging materials, enhanced pretreatment technologies to increase energy yields from waste, the growth of Bespoke bacteria for various waste applications, and gas upgrading technologies.
Booths is a family-owned and operated independent supermarket with stores across Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria and Cheshire. Booths is committed to sourcing products locally and seasonally from the counties it serves, a fresh approach to retailing that has earned the company its deserved position as the UK's leading regional supermarket. Booths works hard to engage with the wider community and develop partnerships with local suppliers, producers, schools and like-minded organisations.Booths
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Katie Gwynne – Health, Safety and Environment Business Partner, Booths
Katie's role is to ensure that Booths meets its environmental obligations and is compliant, as well as setting internal environmental goals and helping to facilitate the business to meet them.
Chris Treble – Quality Assurance Manager, Booths
A career in horticultural consultancy and fresh produce retailing has led Chris to his current role as Quality Assurance Manager at EH Booth & Co Ltd where he ensures Booths retain their enviable reputation for high quality fruit, salads and vegetables. Working with buyers, supplier technologists and Booths F&V manufacturing, he manages a team of Quality Controllers, coordinates supplier approval and product specifications.
Previously whilst a buyer, Chris overhauled Booths fresh produce supply chain and developed direct local grower sourcing introducing many new products in the process.
Other positions have included consultancy at ADAS Ltd and an adviser to the States of Jersey. Chris has recently graduated with a PG Cert in Food Challenges for the 21st Century at Lancaster University, 36 years after a BSc First in Agricultural Science at Sutton Bonington (University of Nottingham).
Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses
Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses is a fourth-generation family business based in the heart of rural Lancashire. They combine traditional skills, love and innovation to create specialist and very different British hard, blue and soft cheeses, with milk from their own cows and goats. The nature of their work and surroundings brings home the importance of environmental sustainability, and they are striving to make their business as sustainable as it can be, whilst supporting their extended family of staff, farmers, and the local community who depend on them.Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses
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Katie Pickup – Packaging Technologist, Butlers Farmhouse Cheese
Kate is a Lancaster University alumnus, and one of her core focuses is packaging. Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses are working on research, trials, and communication with suppliers and customers to move away from non-recyclable plastic packaging, towards recyclable and non-plastic options for everything they supply.
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), founded in 1898, supports professionals in sustainability, resources and the waste management sector. Counting a network of over 5,000 members between individuals and organisations, CIWM offers training, learning and networking opportunities across the UK and overseas. It contributes to policy discussions on resources and waste management by representing members' theoretical and practical experience.CIWM
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining IOM3
IOM3 is a major UK science and engineering institution, and a registered charity governed by a Royal Charter. IOM3 supports professionals in materials, minerals, mining and associated technical disciplines to become heroes of the transition to a low-carbon, resource efficient society. It seeks to be the best professional membership body it can be by providing modern, flexible services, quality technical content and value for money. Its activities promote and develop all aspects of the Materials Cycle, from exploration and extraction, to characterisation, processing and application, to product recycling, repurposing and reuse.Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining IOM3
Lancaster City Council
Lancaster City Council is a local government district in Lancashire and includes the city of Lancaster, areas of Morecambe, Heysham and Carnforth. It provides services to around 140,000 people. In January 2019, the Council declared the state of climate emergency and, in July 2020, launched a Climate Local Plan to mitigate the negative impact of climate change on Lancaster communities and the environment. As part of this Plan, Lancaster City Council aims to minimise waste generation, promote recycling, and prevent the effects of air, water, and land pollution.LCC
Preston Plastics Ltd are an industry-leading recycler of post-industrial plastic waste. They specialise in polypropylene recycling and have developed a solid reputation as one of the UK’s foremost reprocessing businesses, and help to divert thousands of tonnes of post-industrial plastic waste from landfill and incineration annually. They reprocess this plastic waste into recycled plastic compound, which goes back to the plastics industry to be used in a wide range of products. Preston Plastics produce high-quality reprocessed plastic compound for plastic producers across the UK, playing their role in a circular economy where waste is treated as a valuable resource.Preston Plastics
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Jack Clark – Business Development Manager, Preston Plastics
Jack works with businesses to understand their issues and provide them with solutions to help to reduce the quantity and range of waste plastic entering landfill and incineration, supporting efforts to reduce carbon footprints and become more sustainable.
Relic Plastics is a not-for-profit company aiming to educate people about the problem and potential of plastic. They normally offer the public hands-on opportunities to use recycling equipment and make new products through bespoke outreach events. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they now concentrate on making and selling new products, also for contract manufacturing clients, using the products themselves to convey their message. They do this as part of the Precious Plastic community, a global open-source network sharing technology and designs to create collaborative working relationships between teams all over the world. From machine-building partners in Austria and mould-making partners in Germany to local waste suppliers in Lancaster and Morecambe and friends on teams across the UK, they try to change perceptions together.Relic Plastic
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Nathan Burley – Consultant, Relic Plastic
Nathan has a degree in Forensic Science and 15 years of experience in science and service engineering. He brings practical experience and business acumen to raise Relic Plastic above a passion project. His love of product design has resulted in an experimental and growing product line.
Kiki Callihan – Director, Relic Plastic
Kiki has more than 15 years of experience in helping SMEs and not-for-profit organisations with branding and marketing strategies. She works with local sustainability and innovation-focused groups to increase awareness, bring products to market, and engage with the public. She is working on product design and a complete marketing strategy for Relic Plastic.
Martin Paley – Director, Relic Plastic
Martin holds a degree in Environmental Science and spends most of his time testing new products and processes in the workshop, or teaching various groups across the community about waste and the characteristics of plastic that make it fantastic. His keen interest in sustainability kick-started the project and continues to drive it forward.
Suez is an international waste and water management company serving local municipalities and businesses and employs about 5,000 people in the UK. In recent years, Suez has started looking at sustainable solutions to support customers toward the challenging transition to a circular economy, developing innovative technology and contributing at industry and national policy levels.Suez
Waitrose know that plastics and packaging are a serious concern for both Partners (staff) and customers. Through their plastics and packaging strategy, they have made great progress in reducing single-use plastic in their own-brand ranges and their aim is to eliminate unnecessary plastic and make all own-brand packaging reusable or made from widely recyclable or home-compostable material by 2023. But their approach to plastics goes beyond products and packaging. They have outlined wider commitments for reducing plastics in their supply chain, funding organisations who are tackling the causes and effects of plastic pollution and supporting academic research. This is where their support for the Plastic Packaging in People’s Lives project comes in, contributing to important research to better understand consumer attitudes to plastic packaging reduction and their behaviour.Waitrose