Packaging heavyweights meet MPs over plain pack plans

Thursday, 7 February 2013  at 11:37

Liz Gyekye of Packaging News updates on a 'campaign' in the UK against plans for the introduction of the plain, standardised packaging of tobacco products.

Packaging heavyweights have held a meeting with an industry-related group of MPs to argue against plans for plain tobacco packaging

Former packaging industry executive Mike Ridgway is spokesman for the UK Packaging Industry Group, which includes seven packaging producers.

The group is campaigning against plans for plain packaging and briefed the All Party Parliamentary Group  (APPG) for the Packaging Manufacturing Industry yesterday ( 5 February).

The UK Packaging Industry Group includes Weidenhammer Packaging Group, Payne, Parkside Flexibles Group, Chesapeake, and API.

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