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Delivering a Deposit Return Scheme

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Start Date:01 October, 2019

Start Time:11:00am BST (London)

Duration:45 minutes


It’s not a question of if. It’s a question of how.

Deposit Return Schemes (DRS) are coming. But there are multiple proposals as to how they should work, and with different devolved governments potentially opting for different schemes. So what does a successful DRS scheme look like? What should be included (and not included) and why? Who is going to pay for them? And will they solve our recycling crisis?

For our latest webinar we’ve pulled together a fantastic panel of experts, including retailers, manufacturers, packaging suppliers – and one of the world’s most highly regarded DRS operators.

This is your chance to quiz experts from all sides on the practicalities and politics of DRS.

Plus you can download useful materials to help with your strategy and planning.


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Dr Helene Roberts

MD UK, Ireland and Australia
Klӧckner Pentaplast

Helene has had over 20 years’ experience of working with packaging along the value chain; from raw materials production with ICI Chemicals; packaging conversion at Sealed Air, Benson Group, Graphic Packaging International, LINPAC and Klӧckner Pentaplast; and through to retail with Marks & Spencer.

Within the packaging converting industries, Helene has gained experience of films, printed carton board and more recently rigid plastics. Throughout her career Helene has held both technical and commercial roles, developing a particular expertise in understanding how sustainability can drive business performance. She led the development and delivery of the responsible packaging strategy that formed part of the sustainability plan, known as Plan A, at Marks & Spencer.

Helene joined LINPAC in 2015 as Director of Marketing, Design & Innovation, responsible for the development and delivery of the marketing strategy for the business. Since January 2018, Helene has led the UK, Irish and Australian businesses as Managing Director.

Nick Brown

Head of Sustainability
Coca-Cola European Partners, Great Britain

Nick is Head of Sustainability for Coca-Cola European Partners in Great Britain. The role has the objective of leading the company’s local commitments on Sustainable Packaging, Community Programmes, Water use, Energy & Climate Change and Sustainable Sourcing.

CCEP has long had a commitment to set the standard for Sustainability in Fast Moving Consumer Goods and is leading specifically on Sustainable Packaging and how businesses can be a force for good in their Communities.

Key focus areas include how to use new policy vehicles such as Deposit Return Schemes and Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes to step change the collection and recycling of packaging and how the skills of businesses can be used to improve the chances of young people in Society.

Nick has had a number of roles in Operational & Commercial functions at CCEP driving change and innovation through the organisation.

Iain Ferguson

Environment Manager

Having worked for Co-op for 30 years, Iain is one of retail packaging’s most respected members, his work encompassing everything from food packaging to food waste. Iain chaired WRAP'S Rationalisation of Packaging Committee, and is a board member of RECOUP. Keen to co-operate, Iain is regularly invited to leading industry and Government forums. Iain collected the Grocer Gold award for Green Initiative of the Year, 2018, and among a series of retail and industry firsts has overseen the replacement of plastic stems in Co-op’s cotton buds back in 2006, removal of polystyrene pizza discs and, roll-out of compostable carrier bags.

Simon Stannard

European and International Affairs Director
Wine and Spirit Trade Association

Simon joined the WSTA in September 2013 from UK Government which included a ten year stint in Brussels negotiating on behalf HMG. An experienced negotiator and policy professional, Simon heads up the WSTA’s EU and International team which includes responsibility for environmental, social and economic sustainability. Simon represents the WSTA at a range of EU and International meetings including chairing both the social sustainability working group of FIVS (the global trade federation serving the wine and spirit sectors) and the European Federation of Wine and Spirit Importers and Distributors. The WSTA represents over 300 companies across the supply chain from wine producers and distillers to international brand owners, importers, bottlers, distributors and retailers.

Adam Leyland

Webinar Host
The Grocer


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