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: Thomas Jelley, Corp. Citizen Manager Sodexo; Bob Lisney, Chair ACP & Paul Vanston, Kent Waste Partnership. From left: Josh Brooks (Packaging News), Dick Searle (Packaging Federation), Jon Mortimore (FPA Environment Co Chair), Mark Byrne (Vice Chair), Thomas Jelley, Cara Cottam (Vice Chair), Paul Vanston, Mary Creagh MP, Neil Whittall (Chairman), Mark Pawsey MP (Chair APPG Packaging), Bob Lisney & 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 calls upon Defra, Secreatry of State, Liz Truss to ensure a Food Crime Unit extends its remit to include packaging. We need to establish among both Govenment and the public that secure food requires secure packaging. The special force to combat food crime proposed by food security expert Professor Chris Elliott of Queens University Belfast calls for better intelligence gathering, audit checks, development of a whistleblowing system and improved laboratory testing. In an email to the FPA Professor Elliott espressed emapthy with the FPA's proposal. The inclusion of packaging with the FCU's remit would provide a greater threat to to those who might be tempted to import packaging that doesn't meet legal requirments and will raise the profile of the work of the foodservice packaging sector in ensuring the health of the public is protected.