Packaging Manufacturing Industry APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To create a better understanding of the UK packaging manufacturing industry and its products; to address issues facing the industry from regulation; and to promote the UK as a centre of excellence for packaging manufacture.

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Recent Documents related to Packaging Manufacturing Industry

1. Food and Drink Federation - written evidence
12/06/2019 - Inquiry: Plastic food and drink packaging - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: voice of the UK food and drink industry – the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. FDF represents and advises

2. Society for Applied Microbiology - written evidence
09/09/2019 - Inquiry: Plastic food and drink packaging - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: Committee’s inquiry into plastic food and drink packaging. Members of the public are becoming increasingly

3. Manufacturing and importing tobacco products
20/05/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs
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Found: Manufacturing and importing tobacco products - GOV.UK

4. Dr Christian Reynolds - written evidence
08/05/2019 - Inquiry: Plastic food and drink packaging - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: reducing food waste and packaging waste. The use of plastic packaging (along with packaging innovations and changes

5. Written Evidence: Coca-Cola European Partners (EB02)
11/03/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: over 4 billion drinks a year in a variety of packaging formats: aluminium ca ns, glass and plastic bottles

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Packaging Manufacturing Industry

1. Taxation: Silage Film
18/01/2022 - Westminster Hall

1: to question or doubt the merits of the plastic packaging tax, which I fully support, along with all efforts - Speech Link
2: the issue: silage wrap should not be classed as packaging but is integral to the grass fermentation process - Speech Link
3: interpretations in respect of responsibility for packaging. On page 31, the document accepts that the primary - Speech Link

2. Plastics Recycling
23/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: speech thus far. Picking up on that point on manufacturing, will he join me in congratulating Capital Valley - Speech Link
2: group for the packaging manufacturing industry. We have already spoken about manufacturing. Manufacturers - Speech Link
3: the debate—is that there need to be changes to packaging waste regulations. Does the right hon. Gentleman - Speech Link

3. Finance (No.2) Bill (Second sitting)
22/04/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1: an economic incentive to change the content of packaging for those types of plastic specified in subsection - Speech Link
2: plastic packaging tax revenue,(b) levels of recycled material (plastic and non-plastic) in packaging, and(c) - Speech Link
3: introduction of this world-leading tax on plastic packaging is a key part of that strategy.Plastic waste is - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
05/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: assure me that our strategically important fishing industry and processing sectors will be fully considered - Speech Link
2: elements are at the centre of the electronics industry, which now defines our modern life. Some of the - Speech Link
3: mentioned earlier is focused on applied research and industry innovation and the commercialisation of the UK’s - Speech Link

5. Non-recyclable and Non-compostable Packaging
23/01/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: support its aspiration. The environmental impact of packaging is a significant and growing concern for consumers - Speech Link
2: recyclability and the way they think about the end use of packaging and wrapping. Is it not time that we made producers - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Packaging Manufacturing Industry
1. Aerospace Industry: Manufacturing Industries
asked by: Lord Empey
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the financial support they provided to the aerospace sector during the COVID-19 pandemic was allocated to aerospace manufacturers in the UK.

2. Packaging
asked by: Stuart Anderson
... what financial support is available to encourage businesses to manufacture environmentally friendly product packaging.

3. Packaging
asked by: Jim Shannon
... what steps he is taking to encourage online businesses to use environmentally friendly packaging.

4. Plastics: Packaging
asked by: Charlotte Nichols
... what plans he has to reduce the use of single use plastic in supermarket packaging.

5. Food: Packaging
asked by: Geraint Davies
... Food and Rural Affairs on Denmark's decision to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in food packaging for reasons of public health.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Tom Tugendhat Portrait
Tom Tugendhat
Conservative - Tonbridge and Malling
Joined: 28th September 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mark Pawsey MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7136.


Public Enquiry Point:

Dick Searle, The Packaging Federation, Audley House, 13 Palace Street, London SW1E 5HX. Tel: 020 7808 7217


No benefits in kind are on record for the Packaging Manufacturing Industry APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Packaging Manufacturing Industry APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ian C. Lucas Portrait
Ian C. Lucas
Labour - Former Member for Wrexham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Pugh Portrait
John Pugh
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Southport
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Heather Wheeler Portrait
Heather Wheeler
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Derbyshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016