According to the latest HTA trend report on plastics, 95% of consumers say it’s important for businesses to design products with less plastic.
The topic features on the programme at the forthcoming Cultivating Retail Conference. This is taking place on 13 November at East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.
There will be a panel session on plastics in horticulture. They pick up on topics such as the recycling of pots and packaging, the introduction of new taupe pots and labelling.
Panellists at Cultivating Retail
David Chilvers, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company
Andy Merrick from Farplants,
Adam Wigglesworth from Aylett Nurseries,
Mark Portman from Evergreen
Nick Mathias from Floramedia.
Joining the programme is environmental campaigner and charity ambassador, Trewin Restorick.
The founding CEO of Hubbub, Trewin’s history of working in environmental change makes him well placed to discuss green issues.
Trewin was Recycling Co-ordinator for Friends of the Earth. He established the first blue box kerbside recycling scheme. He created Paper Round, an office-based recycling scheme in London which has a turnover of £3 million.
Trewin will highlight some of the projects used to engage communities in environmental issues. Many of which can be used in a garden centre environment.
The HTA trend report, ‘Peak Plastic? looks at what is driving concern about plastics. It indicates what consumers expect from business in terms of packaging and plastic. It is on the Cultivating Retail page on the HTA website.
Cultivating Retail covers issues and opportunities across the garden supply chain.