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  • Sustainability Matters HTA event announced

    The HTA has announced a one-day event titled ?Sustainability Matters?. It’ll take place at Horticulture House in Oxfordshire on Tuesday 30 April 2019.
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    This new event will explore topical issues around sustainability for the garden industry. Plastics, recycling, responsible sourcing, environmental policies and promoting local will feature.
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    Following David Attenborough?s Blue Planet programme, interest in environmental issues has increased.
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    95% of people in the UK think that the environment is important to them. Climate change, air pollution and growing amounts of waste being the key areas of concern.
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    Research has shown consumers believe big industries are not doing enough.
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    Within the garden industry, considered to be ?green? by nature, there is much activity going on. But there is always more to do, even if this is around communicating your sustainability activities to your customers.
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    A mix of presentations, panel sessions and case studies at the event will help your business on its green journey.
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    Topics covered during the day include:
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    • Why sustainability matters. Latest updates on consumer attitudes and expectations of businesses on green issues.

    • Stuart Foster, CEO from RECOUP (RECycling Of Used Plastics Limited). Stuart will provide an overview of their work and their involvement with the horticulture sector. He’ll include recent activity on plant pot recycling.

    • Trewin Restorick, CEO, from environmental charity Hubbub. Trewin will talk about different community sustainability initiatives. He wants to inspire businesses to do the same.
    ?99 +VAT for members and ?125+VAT for non-members.
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    For further information and to book your place visit www.hta.org.uk/events.

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