New Year Message from BAMA’s Chief Executive

A very Happy New Year to one and all. Six months into my position here at BAMA, I thought it appropriate to review my first half year and what we have to look forward to in the coming months. So what happened in the second half of last year? After a month of job sharing […]

MetalMatters: An industry partnership that keeps delivering recycling success

This month Rick Hindley, Executive Director of the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro), tells us about the success of the MetalMatters programme which promotes kerbside recycling to local authorities and consumers. Alupro is project managing the programme on behalf of funding partners. MetalMatters is the metal packaging industry’s flagship programme to encourage householders to recycle […]

Jonathon Porritt, leading environmentalist and campaigner, praises the aerosol sector

Fourteen years ago, sustainability and aerosols would have been unlikely to have been seen by most people as a natural partnership. Today, Jonathon Porritt, the campaigning British environmentalist, perhaps best known for his championing of Green issues, his advocacy of the Green Party and Founder Director of Forum for the Future, has written the Foreword […]

What do bikes and aerosols have in common?

The Brompton Bicycle company’s spokesman was interviewed on Radio 4’s Today Programme recently bemoaning the lack of talent emerging from the UK’s schools and colleges. There is an engineering skills shortage. And so it is in the aerosol industry. We reported in our May blog on what one member company is doing to tackle the […]

CLP Regulations – are you compliant?

Simon Robinson, Director at Safeware Quasar is this month's guest blogger. The highly publicised June 1st deadline for CLP implementation of chemical mixtures finally arrived this Monday, to the best of my knowledge we all survived and life carried on regardless. So in reality what has changed and how can we expect the regulatory landscape […]

BAMA member Crown Aerosols engineers success through its UK Apprentice Scheme

With an increasing number of employers welcoming apprentices as well as Government support for apprentice schemes, there are more opportunities to get inside some of the most exciting and innovative companies in the country. One of our member companies, CROWN Aerosols UK, has run a successful Apprenticeship Scheme for the past six years. The objective […]

Inclusive design already in evidence for aerosols

Packaging that requires seals to be so tight that they prevent spilling can have the problem that they are hard to open. This is especially true for an ageing population of course, but delivering goods in packaging that is easy for everyone is a valuable goal. This is where aerosols as a packaging format are […]

We should celebrate the UK’s ‘can do’ approach

We were reading a community news feed1 that hit our desks the other day and it stopped us in our tracks. Even though aerosol cans are easily recyclable – and 90% of people in Australia could recycle them, it seems around two thirds (66%) of Australians aren't sure what to do with them. The figure […]