During the 2nd Board Meeting of 2017, on November 07th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the new President of WPO, Pierre Pienaar, elected on May during Interpack, announced his new Executive Board for 2018-2020 term.
Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) draw attention on the importance of packaging recycling. Mr. Zeki Saribekir, the President of ASD, said “Packaging is not waste, but rather important materials useful for economy. Through recycling, we achieve a positive contribution both to our economy and to our environment.”
WPO Members met in Brazil the week commencing 6 November for meetings and the judging of the WorldStar Packaging Awards. The judging session took place as part of the 99th WPO Board Meeting activities and were kindly hosted by the Brazilian Packaging Association.
Annual “Turkey's Top and Second 500 Manufacturers / Producers 2016” research prepared by Istanbul Chamber of Industry is announced. A total of 61 packaging companies, 35 of which are Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) members, are placed on ISO top 500 and second 500 lists.
ASD Packaging Academy performed its 2017 trainings with Blue-Collar Employee Communication and Management Training on May 25th, Thursday. Dr. Metin Arslan from Grupas Gelisim (Yalin Akademi) company contributed in the training.
European Parliament's IMCO Committee adopted its report amending the Commission's proposal for a revision of the Fertilisers Regulation. Committee acknowledges the innovative potential of biodegradable mulch films which provide positive agronomical effects and help to avoid the generation of microplastics on fields.