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Winter Talk – Not a lot of people know… by Ian Rippey

Tuesday 6th April
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EIP–AGRI seminar: Healthy soils for Europe: sustainable management through knowledge and practice

Tuesday 13th April
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Addressing Cold Weather Planning: How to Protect the Most Vulnerable and the NHS

Tuesday 13th April
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An Introduction to Nature Recovery Networks –Experiences from practitioners

Wednesday 14th April
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Belfast Healthy Cities: Designing a city for children

Wednesday 14th April
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Your priorities for the next Open Government National Action Plan (1 of 2)

Wednesday 14th April
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Women in Agriculture conference: Resilience & Resourcefulness

Wednesday 14th April
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Introduction to NPMS and survey methodology

Friday 16th April
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Belfast Hills Partnership Environmental Careers Festival 19th – 26th April 2021

Monday 19th April
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Your priorities for the next Open Government National Action Plan (2 of 2)

Tuesday 20th April
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Nature Recovery Networks– from Policy to Practice

Wednesday 21st April
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Shared Rights on a Shared Island: time to acknowledge the rights of nature?

Wednesday 21st April
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Women in Agriculture conference: Women Working in the Industry

Wednesday 21st April
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Water Ireland Conference 2021

Thursday 22nd April
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Energy Transition Conference 2021

Monday 26th April
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Mapping Nature Recovery Networks

Wednesday 28th April
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Women in Agriculture conference: Business Skills in Agriculture

Wednesday 28th April
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Next steps for transport decarbonisation in the UK – low–carbon fuels, infrastructure, sector–specific targets and policy development

Friday 30th April
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£190 plus VAT

 
 

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.