Plastic Crisis: Time to Tidy up Our Act

SERA - Labour's Environment Campaign with Viridor & the Port of London Authority

LOCATION The Dome Room, Hotel du Vin, Ship St, Brighton, BN1 1AD (A four minute walk from the conference centre)
DATE Tuesday 24 September
TIME 17:45 to 19:00

Refreshments provided

*This event takes place outside the secure zone, and is therefore accessible to all, including those without a conference pass*



  • CHAIR - Leonie Cooper AM, SERA and Deputy Chair of London's Environment Committee
  • Sandy Martin MP, Shadow Minister for Waste & Recycling
  • Anna McMorrin MP, Environment Audit Committee
  • Paul Ringham, Commercial Director, Viridor
  • Julian Kirby, Plastics Campaign, Friends of the Earth 
  • Tanya Ferry, Environment Manager, Port of London Authority

The world has woken up to plastic pollution and the need to reduce, reuse and recycle, but plastic production is predicted to surge by 40% over the next 10 years. We can all conjure an image of marine wildlife killed by plastic. It is everywhere and it is set to continue unless we act urgently.

Moving towards a zero waste economy and ending our reliance on plastic and other throwaway items can benefit the environment, climate and jobs. Improving the country’s resource efficiency by keeping products and resources in use as long as possible through recovery, reuse, repair, remanufacturing and recycling boosts the economy, reduces the need for finite resources and fossil fuels.

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