EIA and Greenpeace to release results of plastic packaging survey at Frontline Club next week

The Frontline Club will host an event on Tuesday, 20 November, at 7pm, to release the results of an Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Greenpeace UK survey of major UK grocery retailers, their use of single-use plastic packaging and their targets to reduce it.

Fourteen responded, including all 10 of the largest supermarkets, and four leading convenience-store operators.

The results are expected to reveal the volume of single-use plastic packaging each retailer puts onto the market every year, their targets to reduce plastic packaging and their approach to tackling plastic pollution across their supply chains.

The detailed survey, which is believed to be the largest-ever survey of UK grocery retailers and plastic, aims to provide a benchmark for current commitments and actions on curbing plastic pollution. As well as collecting data about volumes of plastic and reduction targets, the survey intends to look at how retailers are planning to meet their targets and to reveal some of the challenges faced by retailers and solutions that are being developed. The results will also highlight where further innovation is needed.

A discussion will follow the presentation.

Book via the website here.


Date: 20 November 2018
Time: 7pm
Cost: £12 or £8 concessions
Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place
London W2 1QJ
The Frontline Club event space is on the second floor and does not have disabled access.
Closest tube stations: PaddingtonEdgware Road and Lancaster Gate.

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