Conference Agenda 2021

Thursday 30 September 2021

08:00-09:00         Registration and Networking Breakfast

09:00-09:15         Welcome – Stuart Foster, CEO, RECOUP

09:15-11:30         SESSION ONE: Plastics Resources and Recycling – Where Should The Industry Focus Their Attention?  Plastics Resources and Recycling in the Context of Climate Change

09:15-09:30         Chair: Tom Heap, BBC TV ‘Countryfile’, and BBC Radio ‘39 Ways to Save the Planet’, ‘Costing the Earth’

09:30-11:15         Speakers:

  • Prof John Fawell, Visiting Professor for Cranfield University, World Health Organisation
  • Justin Guest, Partner, AEI Finance
  • Trevor Davis, Head of Marketing Consumer Products, Borealis
  • James Bull, Head of Packaging, Tesco PLC
  • Paula Chin, Sustainable Materials Specialist, WWF
  • Roger Wright, Waste Strategy & Packaging Manager, Biffa

11:15-11:30         Comfort Break

11:30-13:00         SESSION TWO: Plastics Resources and Recycling – What are the Key Drivers for Change?  

  Chair: Tom Heap, BBC TV ‘Countryfile’, and BBC Radio ‘39 Ways to Save the Planet’, ‘Costing the Earth’


  • Adrian Hawkes, Director of Policy, Valpak
  • Andrew Mullen, Head of Sustainability and Quality, Beko Plc
  • Dr Helene Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Robinson Plastic Packaging
  • Iain Ferguson, Managing Director, ILFEC
  • Luke Burgess, Business Development Director, Viridor Polymers
  • Debbie Leach, Chief Executive, THAMES21

13:00-13:50         Lunch

13:50-14:00         Headline sponsor – Berry Global – Mike Baxter, External Affairs Director

14:00-15:00         SESSION THREE: Plastics Resources and Recycling – What Now For Rigids?

  Chair: Dr Adam Read, President, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management


  • Dr Sam Hill, Head of Technical and Innovation, Brightgreen Plastics Ltd
  • Andrew Osborne-Smith, Special Advisor, Faerch
  • Keith Freegard, Director, Keith Freegard Consulting
  • Amelia Dales, Commercial Director, Garçon Wines
  • Paul Vanston, Chief Executive, INCPEN
  • Duncan Jones, Partnership Development Manager, Hertfordshire Waste Partnership

15:00-15:15         Comfort Break

15:15-16:15         SESSION FOUR: Plastics Resources and Recycling – Focus On Films And Flexibles

  Chair: Carole Taylor, LARAC Chair


  • Helen Bird, Strategic Engagement Manager, WRAP
  • Ashwin Moorthy, Category Packaging Manager, Sainsbury’s
  • Franz Kraus, Senior Director Public Affairs, TIPA® Corp
  • Robbie Staniforth, Head of Policy, Ecosurety
  • James Wigzell, Technical Sales Support Representative, Avery Dennison
  • Dr Geoff Brighty, Non-Executive Director, Renew ELP

16:15-16:30         Closing Thoughts

16:30                    FINISH

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