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INCPEN - Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment


Soane Point 6-8 Market Place Reading RG1 2EG


Jane Bickerstaffe (Director)

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Vicki Procko (Manager)


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INCPEN is a research organisation funded by a group of companies with a common interest in packaging, the environment and sustainable development. We aim to: --ensure that policy on packaging makes a positive contribution to sustainability --encourage industry to minimise the environmetnal impact of packaging and packaged goods and continuously improve packaging --explain the role of packaging in society. INCPEN's members are international and British companies involved in all aspects of packaged goods - material suppliers, packaging manufacturers, producers, wholesalers and retailers of packaged goods - who share a vision of the future where all production, distribution, and consumption are sustainable. We work with a wide range of stakeholders from consumer and environmental groups, local government and since 1989 have produced highly regarded educational resources for schools and colleges.

IAPRI 2017

The 28th IAPRI Symposium is taking place between the 9-12 May 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. it is hosted jointly by Vaud University of Applied Sciences and Nestec. For details please click here.

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IAPRI Symposium attracts over 130 delegates

The forthcoming IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) has attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There are 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral and there will be posters and keynotes included in the programme.

Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'We are looking forward to an excellent event where researchers from all over the world will network and develop strong links'