COSTA WIN FPA OPERATOR AWARD
Raising funds for Springboard & Hospitaity Action, the FPA Awards 2013 raised £7,000. From left: Cara Cottam (FPA V.Chair); Anne Pierce (CEO Springboard); Penny Moore (CEO Hospitality Action); David Byk (Swan Mill paper Co., raffle sponsor);Neil Whittall (FPA Chairman) & Mark Byrne (FPA V Chair)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 (2013 taking place 26 September) is attended by 220 members and meetings are regulalry held with Defra and BIS.READ MORE
Addressed by Mary Creagh MP, Shadow Sec. of State Defra; 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 &…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's consultation with Defra reveals the proposed 5p charge on carrier bags will only apply to ’thin gauge single use plastic bags' thus exempting paper. Our objective is to achieve an exemption for the foodservice sector n the grounds of the proven health risk and we insist the health of the pubic must come first. As a strictly material neutral organisation we will maintain this stance thoughout the consultation period and we therefore reiterate our requirement that foodservice be afforded an exemption from any charge irrespective of material.