Minister Headlines Environment Seminar

Minister Headlines Environment Seminar


The FPA has announced an impressive list of speakers at its 2019 annual Environment Seminar taking place at Stationers’ Hall, London on 23 January 2019.   Defra Minister Thérèse Coffey headlines the morning session which is chaired by Lord Deben and also features Professor Richard Thompson of the University of Plymouth, Professor David Bucknall from Heriot-Watt University and Andy Rees Head of Waste Strategy at the Welsh Government.

Mark Pawsey MP, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Packaging, is chairing the afternoon session, which features Tony Juniper Executive Director at WWF.

Executive Director Martin Kersh says: “This is the first time we’ve held the seminar in London and the switch in location has resulted in a stellar array of speakers.  We’re genuinely delighted that the Minister and such high ranking speakers are joining us and believe this is reflective of the intense national debate about packaging, resources and the planet.

“This is a critical time for our industry, balancing the need to reduce packaging’s impact on the environment, improve efficiency, drive a circular economy, further reduce food waste and protect jobs, skills and the High Street.  This promises to be our best event ever and we look forward to a day of information, education and productive debate.”

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Defra Minister Thérèse Coffey

Lord Deben

Professor Richard Thompson

Professor David Bucknall

Andy Rees, Welsh Government

Mark Pawsey MP

Tony Juniper WWF


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