RAP appoints dedicated head of sustainability

Rapid Action Packaging (RAP), the FPA Manufacturer of the Year 2017 and a leading packaging innovator in the dynamic UK food-togo sector, has appointed the highly respected Paola Carceles as its head of sustainability.

Paola has been with the company for more than 13 months, playing an essential role in new product development within the technical team.

In her new position, Paola will engage directly with retailers and raw materials suppliers in the UK and Europe with a remit to ensuring that all products – in particular avoidable plastics – processes, logistics and supplies are sourced, produced and managed as sustainably as possible.

A graduate in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Environmental Management from University of Murcia, her dissertation focused on the design, build and testing of ultra-energy vehicles – culminating in the globally recognised Eco-Marathon in 2010, in Germany.

Before joining RAP, she spent three years at Plasticos Romero, one of Europe’s leading packaging suppliers, specialising in roles ranging from technical R&D of food packaging to quality control auditing.

Graham Williams, RAP CEO, said: “We are determined to help our clients in the food industry adapt to the changing needs of a new, more environmentally-savvy, generation of consumers.”