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  • IOM3 to host packaging webinar on tackling climate change through materials choice

    IOM3 is pleased to host a free webinar on ‘Tackling Climate Change Through Materials Choices in Packaging and Beyond’ bringing together leading voices from across packaging sectors to discuss material choices for packaging and their impact on various environmental issues.
  • Polymer waste. Credut: Getty

    Funding for methods to reduce plastic waste

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Businesses can apply for a share of £800,000 to investigate products, services or business models that make plastic use more sustainable.
  • IOM3 on inclusivity

    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) prides itself on valuing inclusivity and stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the fight against racism, especially in the light of the shocking events in the USA and subsequent protests.
  • Plastics Packaging Tax – Have Your Say

    In this year’s Budget, the UK Government announced key decisions it has taken regarding the design of the plastic packaging tax, due to come into force in April 2022. You can share your views, knowledge and expertise and contribute to the IOM3 response to this consultation.
  • Patent of the month – Intellectual property for R&D

    Materials World magazine
    Rayyan Mughal, of Marks & Clerk Law LLP, looks at what you need to consider when working in international R&D teams, collaborations and university spin-out companies.
  • Philadelphia tubs and lids to (eventually) be made with recycled plastic

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Mondelēz International will make the packaging for Philadelphia cream cheese sold in the UK and Europe with recycled plastic packaging.
  • BillerudKorsnäs introduces a new life cycle assessment tool

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Life cycle assessments performed by BillerudKorsnäs, using a new tool that evaluates the environmental impact of different packaging solutions, show that many brands and retailers could reduce the climate impact of their packaging by up to 50%.
  • The KHS new factory building in Germany

    KHS invests €20 million in site modernisation

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    The KHS Group, a provider of filling and packaging systems for the beverage industry, has invested €20 million in modernising its Dortmund, Germany.
  • Younger Members’ Committee changing its name

    IOM3 Student & Early Career Committee (SECC)
    The Institute and its committees are always working to ensure that we stay in line with the ever-changing demands of today’s world. An area of improvement that has been identified is what is defined as ‘young’ in either academia or industry, in today’s world. Consequently, the YMC has reviewed its name and Terms of Reference to address the needs of those members no longer defined by age limits.
  • Starpack Schools and Students 2020 Ceremony – Save the date

    The Starpack Schools and Student Awards have now been judged and the award ceremony will take place virtually on 24 June 2020. Thanks to all those schools and students who took part and we look forward to presenting the gold, silver, bronze and highly commended in the coming months - so save the date.