A Scottish minister will lead the FPA seminar on the environment
Lorna Slater MSP, Scotland’s Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, will give the keynote address (via video) on Scotland’s Single-Use Plastics and Single-Use Cups Programme. It is believed to be the first time the Minister has addressed a UK packaging association.
The program also includes a session on the tax on plastic packaging with two speakers from HMRC, a session on the pricing and availability of plastic and paper with Neil Osment from NOA on paper and cardboard, and Egor Demente from the HERE on plastics.
Other sessions include Steve Morgan and Tom McBeth from RECOUP talking about verifying the content of recycled plastics and in the afternoon Michelle Wilson from WasteAid talking about waste exports and waste management solutions for the world in development.
Two more afternoon sessions are planned, with Linda Crichton from Defra on government priorities and a session on PRN/PERN reforms with James Skidmore from Valpak and Jon Brooke from Ecosurety. These last three will then form a final panel discussion.
The seminar is chaired by FPA President, Mark Pawsey MP.
The event takes place on May 24 at the Crowne Plaza, NEC, Birmingham. For last minute bookings, contact FPA Administrator Lisa McGowan