How tech firms can go plastic free

No environmental issue has captured the public imagination like Single Use Plastics. With increasing demands from customers, employees, the community and the law, it is becoming ever more important for businesses to reduce and remove plastics from their operations.

This event looks at how leading tech firms and others have identified where plastics are, designed strategies for removing and looked at the practicalities of delivering a zero-plastic strategy. We also have breakout sessions and presentations on the case for action, case studies and driving change at the corporate level. Full information is below.


  • 10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and introductory speech
    • Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK
  • 10:10 – 10:30 Ocean Plastics presentation
  • 10:30 – 10:45 Rightweighting: choosing the best materials for the job
    • Owain Griffiths & Nia Bell, Oakdene Hollins
  • 10:45 – 11:00 The evolving UK and EU legal landscape
    • Anita Lloyd, Director, Squire Patton Boggs
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Panel: How firms are removing plastics from their operations
    • Alex Hilton, Head of Sustainability, Foriegn & Commonwealth Office
    • Nick Thompson, Director of Partnerships, Sky
    • Martin Baxter, Chief Policy Advisor, IEMA
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Panel: Plastics innovation and substitutions
    • Daniel Quelch, CSR Manager, Epson (Chair)
    • Charlie Fox, Regional Director, Sims Recycling Solutions
    • Evan Michaels, Co-founder and CEO, HELPFUL
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Breakouts 

                  - Communicating what you’re doing

                  - Change management – getting staff on board

                  - Partnership – working with NGOs

                  - How to avoid regrettable substitutions

  • 15:00 – 15:10 Close and next steps
  • 15:10 – 16:30 Networking reception

There are speaking opportunities throughout the day and if you are interested in taking up this offer please email 

  • Lucas Banach

    Lucas Banach

    PROGRAMME ASSISTANT | Financial Services & Payments, Electronics, Environment & Compliance, Data Centres, Digital Devices and Services and Membership team
    T 020 7331 2006
  • Craig Melson

    Craig Melson

    Programme Manager | Digital Devices, Consumer Electronics, Export Controls and Environment and Compliance
    T 020 7331 2172

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