Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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Addressing Plastics at CHSA Conference: an update
We have further news on the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's conference taking place on Thursday 13th June, which we featured earlier this month...
Hearing from waste management experts spanning collection to recycling, delegates to the forthcoming CHSA conference taking place at the National Space Centre, Leicester, will gain the insight and understanding they need to address the challenge of plastic in their businesses. They will also get an update on the legislative environment and, via a case study, learn about a waste management strategy in action.
Plastic is embedded in every part of the cleaning and hygiene supply chain, from the manufacture of plastic sacks and the bottles containing cleaning chemicals to the packaging of individual products. It's a challenge the industry must address.
"We've all watched the wildlife documentaries in recent months and seen the damaging impact plastic has on our environment, when it is not handled appropriately," explains Stephen Harrison, chairman of the CHSA. "We are hosting this event as part of work to understand the scale of the challenge and offer members insights into practical, economically viable solutions."
In partnership with industry associations, the CHSA is establishing the scale of the challenge in the sector and working to establish a Plastics Pledge. Once finalised, the pledge will contain information on how to reduce plastic use and waste and best practice for recycling, including advice on which labels to use.
The speakers at the conference will provide delegates with perspectives on each stage of the waste recycling process.
* Anthony Holley, development director of Biffa, a leading waste management company, will explain the challenges of waste collection.
* Mark Roberts, managing director of Plasgran, a leading recycler of plastic waste in the UK and part of RPC bpi Group will explain what can be recycled and how.
* Martin Kersh, executive director of the Food Packaging Association (FPA) will provide an update on legislation affecting business. Current consultations in Parliament include: Extended Power Responsibility; Consistency of Waste Collection; Deposit Return Scheme; and the Plastic Tax.
* Richard Lainchbury, operations director at Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies is responsible for the company's waste management strategy and will provide a case study on the company's achievements to date.
Following the presentations, delegates will have the opportunity to pose questions.
Tickets to this important conference are available from Linda Belcher, the Secretariat of the CHSA:
30th May 2019