Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Next steps for reducing food and packaging waste across the UK - consumer behaviour, innovation and energy recovery

Morning, Thursday, 12th October 2017

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ


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

Iain Gulland

Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland

Dr David Moon

Head of Food Sustainability, WRAP

Dr Andy Rees

Head of Waste Strategy Branch, Welsh Government


Baroness Jenkin of Kennington

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch

Shadow Spokesperson, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


Signe Skibstrup Blach

Special Advisor, Food and Consumer, Danish Ministry of Environment and Food

Dr Lisa Ackerley

Food Safety Adviser, British Hospitality Association

Annie Baker

Strategic Partnership Manager, South London Waste Partnership

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

Adrian Hawkes

Policy Director, Valpak