Time is running out to register for The Grocer’s free video webinar on packaging and the plastics conundrum.
Available from 11am on 30 May 2018, the webinar will feature senior industry figures from Iceland, Coca-Cola, Wrap and the British Plastics Federation.
The panel will grapple with alternative packaging solutions, the role of recycling, and how the industry should respond to the rising tide of anti-plastic sentiment.
As well as receiving insight on an increasingly important issue, you also have the chance to pose questions to the panellists by registering here: Plastic and the Packaging Conundrum
Richard Walker, managing director, Iceland
After qualifying as a chartered surveyor, Richard Walker developed his own property businesses in Poland and the UK. In 2012 he joined the Iceland supermarket business founded by his father Malcolm. During his first year at the business, Walker worked as a full-time shelf stacker and cashier in London before becoming an Iceland store manager. He became MD of The Food Warehouse, Iceland’s chain of larger format stores, in 2015.
Dr Marcus Gover, CEO, Wrap
Gover brings more than 25 years’ experience in the environment sector to the debate. Wrap is a not-for-profit organization that works alongside governments, businesses and the public to encourage a more sustainable use of resources. Experts offer evidence-based solutions designed to protect the environment, support more sustainable societies and build stronger economies. Wrap’s work examines the entire lifecycle of the food we consume and products we purchase.
Nick Brown, head of sustainability, Coca-Cola Enterprises
As head of sustainability for Coca-Cola European Partners in the UK, Brown leads the company’s work on sustainable packaging, community programmes, water stewardship, energy & climate change and sustainable agriculture. He has also held a number of positions in operational and commercial functions.
Barry Turner, director, British Plastics Federation Plastics and Flexible Packaging Group
Turner began his career in the telecoms industry at BT, then moved to the Ford Motor Company and Vickers. For the majority of his career he has held senior appointments, including as a mainboard director of a UK publicly-quoted packaging company and as a mainboard director and part owner of venture capital-backed packaging companies.Turner has also worked as chairman and CEO of trade bodies representing the packaging industry. Just over two years ago he merged the membership of PAFA (the Packaging and Films Association) with the packaging members of the BPF (British Plastics Federation) and became the director responsible for that group.