Webinar: Single-use plastics: How to lead a business transformation

Event Date: 17/01/2019 2:00 pm

edie is bringing together a selection of leading retailers, manufacturers and circular economy experts for a special one-hour webinar to discuss how business can collaborate, innovate and actuate to eliminate single- use plastics.

That single-use was the official word of the year for 2018 demonstrates the seismic shift in public awareness of our plastic pollution problem. But it’s a problem that is not going away: in Britain, as much as two-thirds of all recyclable plastic packaging still ends up in landfill or being incinerated.

Yet, the fact remains that some plastics are indispensable in our modern world, and demand for plastics is actually expected to double over the next 20 years. Businesses can, therefore, find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place; committing to plastic phase-outs in response to consumer pressures whilst also trying to ensure that those phase-outs don’t lead to any unintended consequences.

This webinar, brought to you in association with waste management experts PHS, will combine best-practice case studies with expert insights to give you a clear way forward when it comes to eradicating single-use plastics from your operations, products and supply chain. 

Key discussion points:

  • The relationship between business, policymakers and consumers on the single-use plastics issue
  • Avoiding the ‘unintended consequences’ of replacing single-use plastics
  • Developing new partnerships to spur innovation
  • Closing the loop in your supply chain



Matt Mace

Content Editor, edie.net




Fiona Ball

Group Head of Inspirational Business & Sky Ocean Rescue

Senior sustainability leader with over 25 years’ experience. Currently responsible for Sky’s sustainability strategy, ensuring Sky’s high ethical, social and environmental standards across the business and its supply chain are maintained and underpin company decisions. Responsible for Sky’s new flagship environment campaign, Sky Ocean Rescue, launched in January 2017.



Andy Mayer

Site Director at Cranswick Gourmet Pastry

Andy Mayer is the Site Director for Cranswick’s Gourmet Pastry Business, supplying handcrafted sausage rolls, pies and quiche into major UK retailers. Cranswick is one of the largest food producers in Britain, a leading supplier of premium, fresh and added value food products to the retail and food service sector. 

Since joining Cranswick in 2014,  Andy has helped deliver significant environmental improvements through collaboration with employees, suppliers and customers across major UK retailer and food service businesses. Andy’s interest is cultural transformation and the way that sustainability has brought together teams of people for a collective goal.



Sian Sutherland

Co-Founder A Plastic Planet

Sian is a serial entrepreneur with a varied background in advertising, Michelin Star restaurants, film production and brand creation design agencies. In 2017 Sian co-founded A Plastic Planet; a social Impact non-profit with a single goal – to ignite and inspire the world to turn off the plastic tap. Their first campaign asked supermarkets worldwide to give customers the choice to buy plastic and guilt free in a Plastic Free Aisle.



Maria Giovanna Sandrini

Brand and Communication Manager Aquafil

Presenting on behalf of phs, Aquafil Group, one of the leading players, both in Italy and globally, in the production of polyamide 6 – notably for the production of filaments for textile floorings and synthetic fibres used in the apparel and sports industries.

 edie held a plastics webinar in December 2017, which can be watched back here.


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