A talk by Ian Bates – Packaging expert
Organised by Sustainable Charlbury/Green Drinks
8.00-9.30, Thursday 6th December, Cornbury Suite, Bell Inn, Church St, Charlbury, Chipping Norton OX7 3PP.
Everybody welcome, and it’s free!
Ian Bates, a leading expert on alternatives to plastic in packaging, is the speaker at the latest in a series of ‘green drink’ events organised by Sustainable Charlbury. 10% of the 260 million tons of plastic produced each year ends up in the sea with devastating consequences for marine life. Ian will talk about practical ways of reducing plastic waste and using plastic more sensibly.
But don’t worry, it’s not all gloom and doom. He is an amusing speaker and many good things are beginning to happen, such as plastic packaging free shopping aisles in supermarkets and the arrival of remarkable new bio-matter alternatives to single use plastic, which can be properly composted or recycled (although these materials also have drawbacks). The talk will be followed by a discussion, including a contribution from a business (based in Charlbury) which is leading the way in plastic-free packaging, and Sustainable Charlbury’s new Plastic Smart campaign.