Bunzl Catering Supplies has hosted its first Sustainable Future Customer Forum hosted specifically for national customers and led by Joanna Gilroy, head of sustainability for Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division.
The forum explored the raft of new legislation and reform around single-use packaging and how operators in the catering and hospitality industry might best embrace resulting changes. Some of the most recent legislative changes and reforms covered included the Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) reform update, the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), HMRC plastic tax, the Waste & Resources Strategy and the EU single-use plastics directive.
Gilroy, explained: “How we deal with single-use packaging is going to have to change fast in response to new reform and legislation. We’re happy to be at the forefront of positive change on this issue, and we’re dedicated to bringing what we know to our customers and to share ideas on how, as an industry, we might embrace change and create a more sustainable future. Our customer forums provide an invaluable platform for education and discussion in the face of fast-paced changes in legislation.”