At the Oxford Real Farming conference this year, the Sustainable Food Trust hosted a thought provoking session on the use of plastics within the food supply chain.
As recent studies suggest consumers are becoming more concerned about avoiding plastic than they are about price, can small businesses be nimble enough to take advantage of this new consumer awareness?
During the session, panellists discussed packaging which reaches consumers and how a move to avoid plastic might affect farm businesses? The panel also discuss farm plastic waste – what are the problems and how can they be resolved?
Chair: Adele Jones, Sustainable Food Trust
Erica Davies, Keynsham Wombles and The Sustainable Food Trust
Guy Singh-Watson, Riverford Organic Farmers
Robyn Copley-Wilkins, Riverford Organic Farmers
Stuart Roberts, National Farmers Union
Patrick Holden, Sustainable Food Trust
Photograph: Let Ideas Compete
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