Environment

A plastic-free future? How can we turn off the plastic tap

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The impact of plastic on the environment has become a global concern in the past few years, and the food and drink industry is experiencing understandable pressure to ditch plastic and move to newer sustainable packaging. However, it’s not an easy transition, with plastic acting as a great way to keep food fresher for longer.

In today’s podcast we’re joined by Sian Sutherland, Co-Founder, A Plastic Planet, to discuss the scale of the problem the industry faces, and find ways that companies small and large can make an impact as we look towards a plastic-free future.

Sian Sutherland, Co-Founder, A Plastic Planet

Sian Sutherland is Co-Founder of campaign group A Plastic Planet. The campaign has a single mission – a Plastic Free Aisle in supermarkets.

Sian is also a serial entrepreneur with a varied background in advertising, Michelin Star restaurants, film production and brand creation design agencies. In 2005 she created Mama Mio, with her 3 partners, the first premium pregnancy skincare range and in 2014 launched Mio, again creating a new niche in a saturated market – delivering skin fitness to active women. She is often asked to speak about female empowerment, entrepreneurship and how to build positive, passionate, responsible brands people really connect to.

Sian will be taking part in Smart Food Matters, the first high level, international gathering in London addressing the key challenges facing the industry, and how technology and innovation can solve them. Get your delegate pass for more than £200 off here