Defra has appointed ten new members to its Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) after selecting a new chair in December.
The ACP was relaunched in 2010 to advise Defra on the packaging recycling targets under the producer responsibility regime.
The new committee members are:
|Jonathan Short, ECO Plastics||plastics, reprocessors and exporters|
|Martin Cooper, Sita||waste management sector|
|Adrian Hawkes, Valpak||compliance schemes|
|Andrew Bird, LARAC||local authorities|
|Roger Walton, Dover District Council||local authorities|
|Garvin Freeman, Tata Steel||steel and reprocessors|
|Rebecca Cocking, British Glass||glass and secondary converter|
|Rick Hindley, Alupro||aluminium and secondary converter|
|Andrew Speck, HAVI Global Solutions||retail and independent consultants|
|Simon Stringer, Nipak and Scotpak||small compliance schemes|
Andrew Bird, chair of the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee, said: ‘It is a great honour to be appointed to the ACP allowing me to represent the views of local authorities.
“It is clear to me that there is a positive wish throughout the supply chain to make sure the resources we produce, sell, and use, are not disposed of but reused or recycled in a sustainable way.
“The problem is how we make this happen, and I believe this committee is the right vehicle to making these wishes come to fruition.”
The waste and resources industry widely greeted the appointment of 360 environmental director Phil Conran as chair of the ACP in December.