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Consultation on NICVAs Manifesto for Change:Key 1

Tuesday 2nd March
Online
Free

CCC– Net Zero: The need for joint action on adaptation

Wednesday 3rd March
Online
Free

ORNI Conference and Strategy Launch

Wednesday 3rd March
Online
Free

Regenerating your soil – Agronomy and Business Virtual Conference for Arable Growers

Wednesday 3rd March
Online
Free

Consultation on NICVAs Manifesto for Change – EVENT 2

Thursday 4th March
Online
Free

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Scoping Surveys for Arborists

Monday 8th March
Online
£120.50

Conversations about Climate Change: Northern Ireland’s Energy Challenge

Tuesday 9th March
Online
Free

Consultation on NICVAs Manifesto for Change – EVENT 3

Tuesday 9th March
Online
Free

The Earth Connects Us: The geology and landscapes of the Mourne Gullion Strangford Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark

Tuesday 9th March
Online
Free

Webinar – Chemicals Stakeholder Event – REACH

Wednesday 10th March
Online
Free

Grow and Gain with Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Thursday 11th March
Online
Free

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The Rivers Trust Conference: Water at the heart of climate resilience

Tuesday 16th March
Online
Free

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Rural Policy Group – RED Talk: Energy and Industry

Thursday 18th March
Online
Free

BTO: NI Seabird Report 2020 Launch

Thursday 18th March
Online
Free

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Imagine! Festival 2021

Monday 22nd March
Online

Greener Recovery Festival

Monday 22nd March
Online
£6 – £72

BITC:NI: Case studies on climate action: Power NI & SONI

Monday 22nd March
Online
Free

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Introducing 20 Minute Neighbourhoods

Wednesday 24th March
Online
Free

BITC:NI: Case studies on climate action: Translink

Wednesday 24th March
Online
Free

Post–pandemic Planning for Healthy Streets and Inclusive Active Travel

Wednesday 24th March
Online
Free

Dr Stelios Grafakos: ‘The Promise of Green Growth’

Thursday 25th March
Online
Free

Tales of the Times Celebration Event

Thursday 25th March
Online
Free

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BITC:NI: Case studies on climate action: Lidl

Tuesday 30th March
Online
Free

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Packaging Technology 25 March 2021

Poots welcomes packaging partnership to tackle plastic pollution (via DAERA)

 

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Environment Minister Edwin Poots has welcomed a new partnership that will fund training places for packaging technologists in a drive to find more sustainable alternatives to single–use plastics.

Making the announcement that Vickerstock Recruitment will sponsor four students at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) to study for a Diploma in Packaging Technology, the Minister said it was time to rethink plastic in all packaging.

“It is unacceptable that far too much plastic ends up as pollution in our environment or waste in our landfills. It’s time to rethink how we produce plastic packaging and also how we can keep plastic in use for as long as possible by repeatedly recycling and reusing it,” said Minister Poots.

“I’ve very proud to say CAFRE is the only college on the island of Ireland that offers the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Diploma in Packaging Technology which is internationally recognised as the premier qualification for packaging professionals. These future packaging technologists can play a very important role in developing the circular economy in Northern Ireland and encouraging the use of recycled material.

“We know that with the pending introduction of the Plastic Packaging Tax that demand for skilled packaging technologists is growing large packaging manufacturers are looking for more sustainable alternatives in their production. So it is very important that we equip these students with the latest knowledge and skills needed to help us use both less plastic and more sustainable forms of it,” Minister Poots added.

Vickerstock’s specialist recruiter Paul Muir said: “This partnership with CAFRE fits with the wider vision of our company to promote and encourage career opportunity and entry into one of Ireland’s most important sectors, we hope that this will provide another stepping stone in career development, future success of the students and benefits to the industry as a whole.”

Read full article here.