British Plastics Federation (BPF) Windows Group member, Lister Frames, hosted a meeting with its local Labour MP Tristram Hunt, at its Stoke-on-Trent plant.
Lister's managing director, Mark Warren, together with the BPF's Philip Law and Francisco Morcillo, used the occasion to discuss the UK's plastics industry in relation to the current political agenda.
The BPF's public and corporate affairs director Law said: “Mark's company is a model of its kind. He is collecting and putting to recycling over 180 tonnes of used PVC and we were able to use this to introduce Tristram to the VinylPlus PVC sustainability initiative which aims to see 800,000 tonnes of PVC building products recycled annually by 2020 and which provides an overall context to Lister Frames's recycling achievements.
“The BPF encourages all of its members to follow the example of companies like Lister to be pro-active in establishing dialogue with their local MP to get them on board as an ally,” he continued. “Otherwise, how can we make our political community industrially literate?”
Hunt is chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Energy Intensive Industries.