Over 150 set to attend FPA Environment Seminar

Over 150 set to attend FPA Environment Seminar



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We are delighted to announce addition of The Rt Hon Lord Deben and Professor Rob Holdway to our superb speaker line up on 12 January at The DeVere Horwood Estate hotel,  Near Milton Keynes from 10.30 to 17.00 to be followed by dinner.

Lord Deben, as John Gummer, has served as Chairman of the Conservative party and Secretary of State for Environment. As Environment Secretary he introduced the Environment Act 1995 and the Landfill Tax. Described by Friends of the Earth as the ‘best environment secretary we’ve ever had’ he is considered to be the ‘environment secretary against which all others are judged’. Lord Deben has been a highly successful environment campaigner being instrumental in introducing the Climate Change Act in 1985.

Rob Holdway is Director of Giraffe Innovation one of the UK’s top Independent Green companies and has been acknowledged as ‘Britain’s leading eco-design consultant’.  Giraffe advises on environmental strategy for businesses including The Co-Op Group, Sainsbury, Defra and WRAP. He is a London Sustainable Development Commission Leader, a Davos World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and Professor Associate, Brunel University School of Engineering & Design. Rob is probably best known for presenting the Channel 4 show Dumped and the face of At Home magazine. Rob has appeared on BBC News, ITV Trevor MacDonald Tonight and BBC The One Show.



Rt Hon Lord Deben – Chairman UK Committee on Climate Change

Professor Rob Holdway – Britain’s leading eco design consultant & TV Presenter

Iain Ferguson – Co-op Group

Jacob Hayler – Environmental Services Association

Chris Sherrington – Eunomia

Mike Childs – Friends of the Earth

Paul Rhodes – Greggs

Trewin Restorick – Hubbub

Peter Goodwin – Simply Cups

Ollie Rosevear – Costa Coffee

Derek Robertson – Keep Scotland Beautiful

Peter Backman – Horizons

Jane Bickerstaffe – INCPEN

The seminar is open to all.

To book your places and hotel rooms please complete your requirements below and return to martin@foodservicepackaging.org.uk

Seminar: No.     @ £90.00 to include seminar, lunch and refreshments

Dinner & Accommodation: No.     @£110.00 to include: pre-dinner drinks reception, 3 course dinner, bed and breakfast


Foodservice Packaging has never received as much attention as it has done in the last 9 months. With Government resisting calls for charges on packaging and deposit return schemes it is vitally important we show the world we can deal with the issues raised.

The seminar will feature a wide range of speakers including retailers and non-government organisations. Some believe we are making progress and others believe we are to blame for a wide range of issues such as litter, deforestation and waste. It is certainly important that we hear both sides and work together to prove there is no need for legislation.

The session begins with Peter Backman of the foodservice intelligence organisation, Horizons who will give a presentation on ‘Delivery and other significant Foodservice Trends’

Chris, Mike and Jacob are  actively involved in promoting a range of tough producer responsibilities. Chris Sherrington from Eunomia, a leading environmental research organisation that undertakes work for Governments, has led the call for a charge on paper cups, while the ESA has recently launched a well publicised paper on producer responsibility including demands for the producers of products and packaging that are littered to pay for litter. Friends of the Earth are taking a much closer interest in packaging and as they are so hugely influential this is a rare opportunity to learn about their views. Indeed this is the first time FoE has addressed the foodservice packaging sector.

Kevin and Iain will be well known to members and provide insight into the views of supermarkets for whom foodservice is becoming increasingly important. Iain is the mastermind behind the Co-op’s recent Tipping Point report that received huge publicity in national media last week.

Hubbub, with their current Manchester cup collection trial and Simply Cups who continue to expand their collection operation are making very substantial achievements with regard to the collection and recycling of used cups. Trewin and Peter will be updating you on the success of recent initiatives and announcing plans for that will make further inroads on cups.

Ollie and Paul will give a perspective from the coffee shops with regard to their own actions and the work of the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group.

Ollie, Paul, Trewin and Peter will also form a cup panel discussion.

Keep Scotland Beautiful has launched a major roadside litter media campaign in Scotland. Supported and funded by major brands this is a very important initiative.