The Grocer has pulled together a panel of top experts for its next webinar, dealing with the much-anticipated launch of a national deposit return scheme (DRS).
They come from retailers, suppliers and packaging companies, positioning them perfectly to answer questions and discuss what DRS could look like, what should be included and who should pay.
Among them is the Co-op’s environment manager Iain Ferguson, a thought leader on packaging, whose pioneering work has included switching own-label water to recycled plastic bottles. Coca-Cola European Partners head of sustainability Nick Brown is on the front line in terms of tackling environmental issues at a supplier serving 300 million customers in 13 territories.
The panel is completed by Helene Roberts, UK and Australia MD of Klöckner Pentaplast, the UK’s biggest buyer of recycled PET. Roberts was marketing and innovation director at Linpac and previously spent 14 years at M&S, where as head of packaging she was involved in transforming its food-to-go offering to more eco-friendly packaging.
The webinar, entitled ‘Delivering a Deposit Return Scheme’ will be broadcast at 11am on 1 October.
This is your chance to quiz experts from all sides on the practicalities and politics of DRS. Plus you can download useful materials to help with your strategy and planning.
To register please go to thegrocer.co.uk/reports/webinars.
The panellists will endeavour to answer all your questions in the 45-minute programme. The deadline for posting a question is 20 September.
Meet the panellists
Iain Ferguson, environment manager, The Co-op
With a reputation as a thought leader on packaging in the industry, Ferguson has spent more than 12 years helping the Co-op rescue its environmental footprint. His initiatives include switching own-label water to recycled plastic bottles and moves to bring in recyclable packaging for its pizzas.
Nick Brown, head of sustainability, Coca-Cola
Head of sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, Brown has been at the front line of environmental issues at a company which serves more than 300 million customers in 13 territories across Western Europe.
Helene Roberts, MD, Klöckner Pentaplast
MD for UK and Australia of Klöckner Pentaplast, the country’s biggest buyer of recycled PET, Roberts was marketing & innovation director at Linpac and previously spent 14 years at M&S, where as head of packaging she was involved in transforming its food-to-go offering to more eco-friendly packaging.