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Project Manager
WRAP
Marcel is responsible for the delivery of projects related to the implementation of plastic packaging recycling infrastructure in the UK, including labelling, collection, sorting, reprocessing and end-markets. He also works in projects focusing on food waste prevention by implementing novel packaging technologies.  In the past he also supported the delivery of recycle on the go activities including technical support for the London 2012 Games. Marcel has an MSc in Integrated Waste Mana...more
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Managing Director
Art
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Chairman of the BPF Recycling Group
BPF Recycling Group
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Chair
LARAC
Development Manager
Impact Solutions
Steven is Commercial Director of Impact Recycling, and Development Manager with Impact Solutions, an innovative plastics company specialising in R&D, product approval and physical testing. He has project managed the research, development and scale up of an innovative new technology for separating mixed plastics which is currently undergoing pre commercialisation trials, and will offer a step change in the way mixed plastics are recycled. Steven has a range of worldwide commerci...more
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Sector Specialist
WRAP
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Regional Director North
PlasticsEurope
CEO
Closed Loop
Chris Dow is CEO of Closed Loop Recycling, an innovative and state-of-the-art UK plastics recycling company.  An Australian entrepreneur, Chris came over to the UK in 2004 when closed loop recycling infrastructure was almost non-existent.  Using his extensive business development and senior management experience, as well as his passion for the environment, he managed to secure funding and build his first multi-million pound Closed Loop Recycling plant, developing new technolo...more
Environmental Manager
RPC
  Katherine Fleet joined RPC in 2009 as Sustainability Adviser and was appointed Group Sustainability Manager in 2013. She has a degree in Biology and Geography from Keele University and a master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from the University of York. At RPC her responsibilities include sustainability reporting and communications, providing both internal and external advice and support on all aspects of environmental issues, requirements and regulations...more
CEO
RECOUP
Stuart Foster is Chief Executive Officer at RECOUP, an independent membership based organisation developing, supporting and informing sustainable plastics recycling opportunities. He is also a director of EPRO, the European Association of Plastic Recycling and Recovery Organisations. Since 2000, he has worked on a wide range of technical, research, strategy and demonstration projects to move UK plastics recycling forward. Stuart has worked within the resource and recycling sector since gai...more
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Director
Axion Recycling
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General Manager
Boomerang Plastics
Previously a semi professional rugby player, Boomerang Plastics General Manager, Ben Gerry has been involved in recycling since 2003. Most recently he has been a Director of an innovative recycling initiative which diverts "awkward" plastic waste streams such as oil contaminated adsorbent materials, hygienic containers and horticultural/agricultural waste away from landfill and back, as useable materials, to the client from whence they came. He is currently General Manager of...more
Recycling Line General Manager
Boomerang Plastics
The winner of the "Rising Star" Award at the 2012 Plastic Packaging Awards and Silver Winner in 2013 of the "Ones to Watch" category in the Total Processing and Packaging Awards, Dan Jordan is an enthusiastic exponent of the recycling of plastics and plastic packaging. Currently Commercial and Business Manager of the successful Boomerang Plastics, Dan has hands on experience of all the highs and lows of setting up a recycling plant from scratch, including acquisitio...more
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Director General
BPF
Global Packaging Sustainability Director
Unilever
Louis first joined Unilever 1999 from L'Oreal. His initial portfolio was Southern Africa, but quickly moved on to head packaging for Africa, Middle East and Turkey. He then moved to Germany as Global Packaging Director for the Savoury Category. After several successful packaging innovations, and a passion for structural design, he moved to the UK to take up the position of Global Design & Sustainability Director. With the announcement of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan, Lo...more
Managing Director
The Environment Exchange
Angus Macpherson, Managing Director, The Environment Exchange Angus Macpherson is one of the UK's leading authorities on Producer Responsibility and on the Packaging Waste Regulations in particular. He has been involved with the development of the Regulations since 1997 and in a range of capacities has advised European, UK, and Scottish Governments as well as the Office of Fair Trading and the Environment Agencies
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UK Managing Director
Logoplaste
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Project Engineer
Axion Recycling
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Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Cannon
Packagin g Programme Area Manager
WRAP
Claire has over 20 years' experience of working in the environmental field. She has managed a number of government programmes that promote both environmental improvements and cost benefits to industry. Claire has been with WRAP for over five years and during that time has been responsible for a range of packaging work including GlassRite Wine, development of a recycled food grade PP process, development of visible black packaging, support for metal initiatives including Every...more
Task Leader
IKEA
3 years study in Sweden, International Sales and Marketing – Bachelor Degree 3 years study in China, Business English – Bachelor 2013-06 – now Task Leader at IKEA 2004 – 2009 Supply Chain Management/Aftermarket Sales 1996 – 2004 Planning, Material Control & Warehouse Management   Right now, I am working as Task Leader at IKEA Component. The role is the speaking partner between all relevant parties, when comes to any kind of bus...more
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Chief Execuitve
PAFA
Owner
VanMarenSystems
Jean-Marc van Maren (1960) is the founder of Van Maren Systems BV. He graduated with a Masters in Economics from the University of Amsterdam and has served as Lieutenant Special Services with the Royal Dutch Marine. He started in the plastics industry with GE PLASTICS in Europe back in 1989. Since then he has worked in management-positions at several industry leaders both in Europe and the USA: GE CAPITAL, LPR and SCHOELLER ARCA until 2008. In his career with these companies he has success...more
Packaging and Environment Manager
Marks and Spencer
Kevin Vyse is acknowledged as one of the packaging industries Power 50 (Packaging News) who has worked on all sides of the packaging design and engineering process. His career has spanned designing packaging, branding, engineering and technology and he has worked with many of Britain’s best known brands. He currently looks after packaging innovation and technology for the M&S food and is the head of the Institute of Packaging Professionals
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Senior Area Sales Manager
Herbold Meckesheim GmbH
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