Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Food and packaging waste reduction policy - investment, innovation and enforcement

Morning, Thursday, 12th October 2017

Central London


This seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders across the food supply chain to discuss the next steps for reducing food and packaging waste in the UK.

Sessions will discuss the way forward for avoidable waste prevention, including changing consumer behaviour, promoting further collaboration and innovation across the food industry, and priorities for meeting WRAP’s Courtald Commitment 2025 to reduce resource consumption in the food supply chain by 20% by 2025.

Further sessions will assess priorities for promoting and enforcing the waste hierarchy, as well as investment challenges and opportunities for more sustainable waste management practices. Discussion will also look at UK-wide perspectives on food waste policy including lessons learnt from devolved and international approaches.

Guest of Honour

Nick Brown

Head of Sustainability, Coca-Cola European Partners

Guest of Honour

Nick Brown

Head of Sustainability, Coca-Cola European Partners

Keynote Speakers

Chris Preston

Deputy Director, Waste and Recycling, Defra

Dr David Moon

Head of Food Sustainability, WRAP

Dr Andy Rees

Head of Waste Strategy Branch, Welsh Government


Senior speaker confirmed from the Danish Government

Dr Lisa Ackerley

Food Safety Adviser, British Hospitality Association

Dick Searle

Chief Executive, The Packaging Federation

Tom Rumboll

Commercial Director, Company Shop

Charlotte Morton

Chief Executive, Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association

Anna Harland

Head of Corporate Responsibility & Society, Sainsbury’s

Dr Christian Reynolds

Knowledge Exchange Research Fellow, N8 AgriFood Project, University of Sheffield