Industry News

Simon Weston from CPI to speak at Resourcing the Future 2015 Conference

CPI’s Director of Raw Materials Simon Weston has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the "Recyclate materials and markets: trends, risks and prices" session at the forthcoming Resourcing the Future 2015 Conference.

The session, taking place at 2.00pm on Wednesday 24 June at at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, will provide an insight from new research into mechanisms to reduce risk and exposure to price volatility in materials markets

Weston will describe the current landscape for the Paper Industry, underlining that "the industry has been through major consolidation in the past 15 years but is now 'fit to fight' and reliant on high quality raw materials to support its future success".

Find out more about the "Recyclate materials and markets: trends, risks and prices" session and the Resourcing the Future 2015 Conference.

CPI releases its Annual Review claiming a new energy policy

"Cumulative direct and indirect costs associated with all government energy, climate change and environmental legislation, are still too high for UK manufacturers to be truly internationally competitive", said David Workman, CPI director general, commenting the Annual Review 2014-15 – Working Together for a Competitive Future.
The report highlighted the necessity of a more efficient policy based on security of supply and competitive pricing globally. “The success of our industry in reducing its own emissions may only put our ‘at risk of carbon leakage’ status in jeopardy – something that we cannot allow to happen", Workman added.
“The emphasis in policy needs to be placed on encouraging energy efficiency within known technological boundaries – more ’carrot‘, less ’stick’”, CPI director general said.