Free 'reduce plastic waste' workshop for Peterborough businesses

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The free workshop is focused on how businesses can reduce plastic waste (Photo: Pixabay)

A large focus will be on the agricultural and food manufacturing sectors, with representatives from the National Farmers' Union, the Environment Agency, VIRIDOR and RECOUP set to speak, but any business is welcome.

Delegates will work together to identify common challenges in reducing single use plastic in their businesses and supply chains. They will also be able to discuss and learn more about current solutions, such as silage wrap, silage sheets, bale net, greenhouse film, food packaging and labelling.

The workshop will be held on March 17 at the Allia Future Business Centre on London Road. It begins at 8am and is hosted by Opportunity Peterborough as part of its Circular Peterborough Initiative.

Tom Hennessy, chief executive of Opportunity Peterborough said: “Reducing single use plastics is an absolute priority for our region and we’re proud to be supporting experts from the UK Circular Plastics Network on this event. As much as it’s important for us to look after our local environment, we need to ensure the city’s global footprint is reduced with so many businesses moving goods within the UK and abroad.”

To register a place on the event, click here.