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CHSA conference addresses plastics

CHSA conference addresses plastics

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is hosting a conference on Thursday 13 June, at the National Space Centre, Leicester.

Hearing from waste management experts spanning collection to recycling, delegates will gain the insight and understanding they need to address the challenge of plastic in their business. 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.

Stephen Harrison, Chairman of the CHSA, explained: “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. 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.”

The speakers at the conference will provide delegates with perspectives on each stage of the waste recycling process.

Anthony Holley, Development Director of Biffa, will explain the challenges of waste collection. Mark Roberts, Managing Director of Plasgran, will explain what can be recycled and how. Richard Lainchbury, Operations Director at Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies, will provide a case study on the company's waste management achievements to date.

Martin Kersh, Executive Director of the Food Packaging Association 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.

Following the presentations, delegates will have the opportunity to pose questions.

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.

Tickets to this conference are available from CHSA Secretariat, Linda Belcher.

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