Food Matters Live 2020, 13-14 October, Convention Centre, 02 InterContinental

TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER, GALLERY ROOM 9

Consumer awareness around single-use plastics and the wider sustainability agenda had a pivotal moment in 2018 as the Blue Planet effect and the ensuing high-profile anti-plastic campaigns moved the debate into the mainstream. While awareness is clearly at an all time high, how far is this translating into genuine action designed to support long-term sustainable change by both corporates and consumers? Learning lessons from Sweden, this session will look at how far we’ve come in moving mindsets on reusables and recycling, exploring the current limitations and what more needs to be done to remove the barriers to action.

Chair:  Mark Hilton, Head of Sustainable Business, Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd

14.00 - 14.20

Moving mindsets on reusables and recycling

Michael Sturges, Lead, RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) UK Ltd

14.20 - 14.50

The role of supermarkets in reducing plastic pollution and influencing consumer behaviour

Paula Chin, Sustainable Materials Specialist, WWF UK

James Bull, Head of Packaging, Tesco

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14.50 - 15.10

Using new technology to encourage sustainable behaviours

Elena Parisi, Sales and Marketing Director, Recycling Technologies

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15.10 - 15.30

Q&A: what are the limitations of recycling and how can we overcome the obstacles?

Michael Sturges, Lead, RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) UK Ltd

Paula Chin, Sustainable Materials Specialist, WWF UK

Elena Parisi, Sales and Marketing Director, Recycling Technologies

James Bull, Head of Packaging, Tesco

 

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