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Responsibility and Plastic Packaging: Exploring the issues for the packaging supply chain

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PPiPL Knowledge Exchange:The question of responsibility in relation to plastic packaging is an important and complex one, set in the context of concerns to optimise the use of plastic materials, alongside responsibility to reduce levels of plastics in circulation. With a range of industry and academic speakers, this event will focus on the theme of responsibility and plastic packaging, exploring and debating the issues in relation to the production, consumption and disposal of plastic packagingOur keynote speaker, Ian Schofield (FIMMM APkgPrf) is a Packaging and Sustainability Leader. He was the driving force behind Iceland’s commitment to eliminate all plastic packaging by 2023, and brings a wealth of experience and insights into packaging in the FMCG sector. Other speakers (to be confirmed) will focus on issues relating to responsibility through the production, consumption and disposal of plastic packaging.This event is part of a series of activities stemming from the UKRI-funded project, Plastic Packaging in People’s Lives (PPiPL) led by Lancaster University Management School. The project brings together 9 academics and 11 partners, and aims to develop insights to enable policymakers, industry and consumers to rethink the gap between consumer attitudes to plastic packaging reduction and their behaviour.
TimingsActivity09.30-09.45Welcome and opening of the event09.45-10.30Keynote speaker: Ian Schofield ‘Responsibility and Plastic Packaging’10.30-10.45Break10.45-11.45Plastic Packaging Debate (Judge, Prosecutor & Defence)•Judge – Ian Schofield •Prosecutor - Charlotte Hadley •Defence – Amy Benstead11.45-12.15Responsibility and plastic packaging: Pre-consumption – Prof Linda Hendry•Paul Coughlan & Gonzalo Espiga Paraiso – Responsible Supply Chains•Savita Verma – Pre-consumption findings•Q&A 12.15-12.30Break12.30-13.00Responsibility and plastic packaging: Consumption – Dr James Cronin & Dr Alex Skandalis•Caroline Moraes – Responsibility and plastic packaging: Consumption•Charlotte Hadley – Consumption findings•Q&A 13.00-13.30Responsibility and plastic packaging: Post-consumption – Dr Alison Stowell & Dr John Hardy•Herve Corvellec – The normalisation of waste•Matteo Saltalippi – Post-consumption findings •Q&A13.30-13.45Wrap-up and close

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TitleResponsibility and Plastic Packaging: Exploring the issues for the packaging supply chain
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational event