The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is hosting a half-day webinar on ‘Achieving Net Zero’ to be held on July 6. The event will explore the reasons for aiming for net zero and practical advice for plastics companies wanting to achieve it.
The online event will begin with a welcoming address from BPF Managing Director Philip Law, who will explain why he and BPF believe that aiming for net zero is so crucial for the plastics industry. This message will be followed by a session by Catherine Westoby, Senior Policy Advisor at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and Policy Advisor: Net Zero Public Engagement Sam Lux, who will explain the importance of net zero and what makes it good. for business. They will take a look at what the UK government is doing to encourage companies to go net zero.
They will be followed by Sarah Laidler, technical manager of the Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill. Sarah will explore how businesses can set effective and credible net zero goals, how to start their journey, and how to ensure their goals are achievable.
In the second half of the event, there will be a session by Confederation of British Industry (CBI) COP26 project manager Vivek Raval, who will present his Goal 13 impact platform, which aims to boost the intersectoral collaboration. This will be followed by two industry case studies from Husqvarna Group COO, Caraline Robinson, and BASF Group Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Geoff Mackey, who will explain what their companies are doing. in their journey to net zero.
The final session of the day will feature Dr Robin Kent, energy expert from Tangram Technology, who will provide a hands-on guide on how your business can achieve net zero.