Tony  Hancock

Tony Hancock

The Independent Packaging - Environment and Safety Forum

Why we invited Tony

30 years with Plysu plc, blow moulder, manufacturing HDPE and PET plastics containers. Sales, Marketing and Development covering the UK and Europe

for both the retail and industrial market sectors. Represented Plysu in Europe for 15 years developing and promoting customised and standard packaging

with both International and National organisations, which involved presentations and lectures at International Conferences and Seminars promoting issues relating to packaging and the Environment.

Initiated the first closed loop recycling system for plastics containers between a public company and a localauthority. This involved collecting plastics

containers using a kerbside collection scheme from the domestic waste stream, which were then separated into various plastics types, shredded,

washed and pelletized into post consumer recycle (PCR) plastics to be used in the production of new plastics containers and domestic and household products. This resulted in the first successful commercial use of PCR plastics for bottle to bottle recycling .


Where you can see Tony

28 Sep 2017
Time:  11:30
Main Stage
Sustainability, Recycling and the Circular Economy - Tony Hancock, Chairman - The Independent Packaging, Environment and Safety Forum

Why you shuold attend this presentation

In his presentation, Tony Hancock will look back at the introduction of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PWD) almost a quarter of a century ago and ask how successful it has been with regards to the prevention of used plastics packaging going into landfill. He will look at the involvement of EU member states and call into question what he sees as a lack of a level playing field. Tony will also review the of the future for packaging and the environment now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, looking at areas including recycling targets, the PRN and PERN system, end user markets for post-consumer recyclate materials and the implementation of ‘Design to Recycle’ initiatives, amongst others.

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