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The first Quality First Conference 2017

Apr 10, 2017

As CS Recycling are a part of the Recycling Association, we attended the first Quality First Conference. This comprised of a full day of speakers; starting with a keynote by Recycling Association President, Adrian Jackson. The day included notable speakers such as Nick Brown, Head of Sustainability at Coca Cola and Kevin Vyse, Head of Packaging Innovation Technology at Marks and Spencer.

The Quality First Conference was the first of its kind since the creation of the Quality First Scheme. The scheme aims to raise awareness of the need for the UK to improve the quality of its recyclable materials.

CS Recycling summary:

  • It is now more important than ever that the full supply chain takes responsibility for material quality; businesses, local authorities, recyclers, reprocessors, manufacturers and more
  • The global markets are changing and quality is an important element that will ensure the UK keeps up and remains competitive
  • Discussions and case studies highlighted how we can stamp out the deliberate and illegal trade of sub-standard materials

Expert comments:

Marketing Manager, Emma Curtis, commented “It was great to see the B2C companies; Coca Cola, and Marks and Spencer, speak at the conference and provide an insight into their decision making and how they perceive quality from a corporate standpoint”

“It is evident that more responsibility needs to be taken by the package design industry, on the recyclability of packaging, and it is great to see both Coca Cola and Marks and Spencer making headway in this regard”

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