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Hollins is Young Packaging Person of the Year

Rockware Glass education leader, Joanne Hollins has become the Young Packaging Person of the Year for 2006.

Pictured: Hollins (centre), with Starpack organiser doctor Bernie Rickerson and TV presenter Hazel Irvine who was MC at the event

The prestigious accolade was presented to her at the 2006 Starpack Awards in London- the annual event that recognises achievements throughout the packaging industry.

She was given the honour for delivering Rockware’s GLASSFOREVER education programme to over 60,000 primary school children and working with local authorities, whose support Rockware counts on to meet its recycling targets.

The citation read: “She is always available to explain the role of recycling and sustainability to Rockware’s customers and regularly shows waste management and recycling officers from councils what happens to the glass that they recycle.

“A trip to Rockware invariably includes a visit to the Glass Recycling Education Centre, where Joanne and her team consistently impress with their knowledge and enthusiasm.”

Commenting on the achievement, Rockware Glass chief executive David Currie said: “An industry as large and diverse as packaging, which in the UK employs over 100,000 people and has a turnover of £9 billion needs inspirational young people.

“We are absolutely delighted that Joanne has been singled out this year for her contribution to an area that is gaining significantly in importance within our company and the industry in general.”

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