NEWS RELEASE HOTELYMPIA – WASTE-WORKS DEBATE: FOODSERVICE PACKAGING RECOVERY AND RECYCLING

NEWS RELEASE HOTELYMPIA – WASTE-WORKS DEBATE: FOODSERVICE PACKAGING RECOVERY AND RECYCLING

Waste-Works, the division of the Hotelympia Show at ExCel that focuses purely on suppliers of resource efficiency solutions to the hospitality sector, is staging a key debate on Thursday 3 March 11.30-12.15 at ExCel focussing on foodservice packaging post-use recovery and recycling.

 

The panel, chaired by the Foodservice Packaging Association’s Executive Director Martin Kersh, aims to ‘Demonstrate that by creating collaboration across the supply chain, foodservice packaging can be successfully recovered and recycled so that the full potential of the high quality materials, from which it is made, is exploited.’

 

The panel, which continues the debate held at the FPA’s annual Environment Seminar in January 2016, comprises Helen McFarlane, of the Environment Team at McDonald’s Restaurants, Peter Goodwin from the Simply Cups recycling group and Richard Burnett of James Cropper. McDonald’s Restaurants and James Cropper have recently announced a ground-breaking partnership to recover paper hot cups from McDonald’s Restaurants UK stores, facilitated by Simply Cups.

 

Said Martin Kersh: “The foodservice sector is engaged in real debate over working together to deliver increased recovery and recycling rates.  Across the supply chain we acknowledge that the high quality materials used in foodservice packaging are a valuable resource.  By working together and coming up with innovative solutions we can maximise the value of this resource in a viable and responsible way.  We are looking forward to a lively debate to move this issue on.”

 

Hotelympia and Waste-Works are free to attend. To register visit www.livebuzzreg.co.uk/2016/hot16/

 

 

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For more information, please contact FPA Executive Director Martin Kersh on email admin@foodservicepackaging.org.uk or call landline 02079 938343

 

For more information about the FPA and the benefits it delivers for members please go to www.foodservicepackaging.org.uk

 

Ends                                                                                                    24 February 2016

Issued on behalf of the FPA by Leapfrog PR. Editorial contact is Felicity Read on 01242 282000 or email felicity@leapfropgpr.com