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New UK Packaging Consultancy Announced

PONTEFRACT, UK | Haulwen Nicholas, former head of packaging at Müller and winner of Outstanding Contribution to the packaging industry at the Packaging News Awards 2017, has launched a new UK packaging consultancy business branded The Packaging Oracle. Having worked across the food and drink and hygiene sectors over several years and acted as an advisor to WRAP, Nicholas reportedly has extensive experience of designing and developing packaging processes and solutions and is a strong advocate of the development of the circular economy. 

Haulwen Nicholas

“It’s quite clear there is a lack of understanding in some areas of the packaging industry about how we can truly address circular economy needs,” says Nicholas. “While there is significant attention on plastics and the environment at the moment in the media, we generally need to be doing a better job of stepping up around designing and delivering sustainable packaging across the industry, as this requirement is clearly growing in momentum.”

With a degree in Environmental Biology, Nicholas has recently completed a certificate in circular economy design and is working with the principles of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to support converters, brands. and retailers in the UK with packaging strategy development.

“We have an extremely vibrant and innovative packaging industry in the UK,” Nicholas says. “However, the speed of change in technology and consumer needs, combined with growing environmental awareness, is creating some significant challenges for the industry. If the packaging supply chain is to combine the development of highly efficient, low-cost packaging with the needs of the environment and a circular economy, some radical thinking is needed and this is where we step in. The Packaging Oracle business has a breadth of practical skills and experience and is an exciting opportunity to support the packaging supply chain to move forward.”

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