THE FPA Litter Summit held at University of Nottingham attracted a very high calibre of speakers, from L to R: Martin Kersh (FPA Exec Director); Phil Barton (Keep Britain Tidy); Andrew Richmond (Greater London Authority); Peter Schroeder (McDonalds Restaurants); Ian Bland (Clean Up Europe); Tony Waters (Pack2Go); Andrew Cousins (Amey); Martin Jeynes (Maidstone Borough Council); Jane Bickerstaffe (INCPEN); Neil Whittall (FPA Environment Committee)READ MORE
Raising funds for Springboard & Hospitaity Action, the FPA Awards 2014 raised £14,000. From left: Mark Byrne (FPA V Chair), Rachel Lund (Springboard), Shaun Williamson (aka Barry From Eastenders), Cara Cottam (FPA V.Chair), Penny Moore (CEO Hospitality Action) and Neil Whittall (FPA Chairman)READ MORE
As members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Packaging we are able to bring issues affecting our industry directly to the attention of MP's. Our annual House of Commons lunch (2014 taking place 7 October) is attended by 220 members and meetings are regulalry held with Defra and BIS.READ MORE
Picture shows: From left: Josh Brooks (Packaging News), Dick Searle (Packaging Federation), Jon Mortimore (FPA Environment Co Chair), Mark Byrne (Vice Chair), Thomas Jelley, Corp. Citizen Manager Sodexo; Cara Cottam (Vice Chair), Paul Vanston, Kent Waste Partnership, Mary Creagh MP, Neil Whittall (Chairman), Mark Pawsey MP (Chair APPG Packaging), Bob Lisney, Chair ACP & Martin Kersh (Chief Operating Officer).READ MORE
"A DYNAMIC ASSOCIATION THAT TRULY SERVES ITS MEMBERS, INDUSTRY AND THE PUBLIC"
* Dick Searle, Chief Executive Officer, The Packaging Federation
The Foodservice Packaging Association promotes the interests of manufacturers, distributors and buyers of single use, disposable foodservice packaging used to serve food and beverages to the public away from home. The FPA encourages the use of disposable foodservice packaging by promoting and encouraging further development of its superior performance with respect to hygiene, safety, convenience, economy, reducing food waste, environment and sustainability.
We encourage the best practise and set the highest standards to our members with regard to serving the public at large and each other. We enhance the reputation and understanding of the foodservice packaging industry by providing information to legislators, industry, pressure groups and media. We lobby government so that decisions affecting our industry are made from an informed position and that the role of the foodservice packaging industry in minimising food waste is fully understood as is its significant contribution to the UK economy.
The FPA is to give oral evidence to The House of Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee Inquiry into litte on 6 January 2015. The invitation follows the written evidence submitted in response to the initial consultation. The questions received from the Select Committee secretary confirm foodservice packaging will feature very strongly during the oral evidence session. The media has now picked up on the theme of business being asked to contribute to the cost of litter.