Building a more sustainable business is essential in today's fast-changing food and drink market and transitioning to a low-carbon economy.
Switching to more sustainable packaging, or even removing the need for it, is a big part of the drive to net-zero and can offer a new commercial advantage.
The environmental credentials of your product packaging are increasingly the subject of legislation. They can make your product a winner or loser with customers and consumers.
The UK and Scottish Governments are implementing new policies to transform food packaging. This in-person North East Scotland Food & Drink Network event will explore what’s coming, how it can impact your business and the factors you need to consider to stay competitive.
We will hear from:
Sarah Archer, Policy Analyst, Zero Waste Scotland - Single Use Plastic Ban
Sarah will cover the Scottish Government’s imminent ban on some single-use plastics and what we might expect to see in the upcoming Circular Economy Bill.
Daniel Stunell, Principal Consultant, Eunomia - Deposit Return Scheme
Daniel, from global environmental consultancy Eunomia, will help you understand how to prepare for the Deposit Return Scheme and what it may mean for your business, illustrated through a Scottish business example.
George Atkinson, Policy Manager, Valpak - The Plastics Tax and Extended Producer Responsibility
George, from packaging compliance experts Valpak, will distil the UK Government’s new Plastics Tax and look ahead to the Extended Producer Responsibly scheme coming in 2023.
Angus Willis, Farmer and Director, Forest Farm – The Organic Dairy - Case Study
Angus will share Forest Farm's innovative approach to reducing packaging, which is helping them to get ahead of the game and create commercial advantage for their growing business.
The speakers will provide insights and the latest updates on these critical topics and form a panel to answer your questions. Sector experts and support agencies will also be on hand to provide further information relevant to your business.
Opportunity North East organises the North East Food & Drink Network in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council to support the region's food and drink sector growth. The industry's ambition is for food, drink, agriculture, and seafood businesses to lead in low carbon food production and environmental sustainability, process and product innovation, premium market development and high-skill green jobs.
Network events are for food and drink producers and those in the broader supply chain committed to driving innovation in their businesses and based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, or Moray.
For more information on the North East Scotland Food & Drink Network, please email Elizabeth Mathie.
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