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Executive Director, Foodservice Packaging Association

Martin Kersh

Martin is Executive Director of The Foodservice Packaging Association representing and protecting the interests of over 200 manufacturers, distributors and users of packaging used by the UK’s takeaway, catering and restaurant sectors, liaising with UK, EU, devolved and local governments on a wide range of issues including litter, waste management, packaging recovery and recycling. This includes the response to the controversy surrounding the recycling of paper cups and the current debate on plastics for which many media interviews have been given.Martin helped to form and subsequently served on the UK Government’s Litter Strategy Advisory Group, was a member of the Steering Group for Hospitality & Food Service Agreement seeking to reduce food waste, a member of the Advisory Committee for Packaging Litter Taskforce, is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Packaging, Vice Chair of the British Takeaway Campaign and chairs Packaging Innovations’ Big Plastics Debate .  Martin also advised the Government of Georgia on packaging standards as part of the UK Government’s Good Governance Scheme.