Now we are halfway through the year let me put the world of packaging in context. First we all are subjected by it and quite rightly Â as those countries without packaging technology to hand will end up wasting or damaging more products which is not good news. During July I had the privilege of coordinating a Packaging Summer School over here for 20 students from Michigan State University. This happens every year and the whole of the month is taken up with a programme of lectures and visits with all the logistics necessary. Every year and 2014 was no exception I see how excellent the packaging training is over there – 800+ on campus and a 90% success rate in finding jobs. We should be emulating this in the UK so do come back to me so that I can help move forward the training desperately needed. The Packaging Society has regular diploma courses.