Colin Yates

Packaging Development Director, Mars

Colin Yates has travelled across the Mars network, delivering the first range of sauce and condiments in pouches to the Australian market, then returning to Europe and joining the Mars Petcare team initially in the UK but latterly based in Germany heading up the European Packs teams. In 2015 Colin moved to the current role as Packaging Sustainability Director for Petcare Packaging. This role involves the assessment and development of solutions to ensure full recyclability of the Mars Petcare pack formats. Joining The EMF New Plastic Economy in 2016, he led a Pioneer project evaluating pyrolysis as a solution for waste plastic management at end of life with a number of partners.

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