A security pass is required at all times to attend events in either of the secure Conference venues, Manchester Central or The Midland Hotel.


16.30 Company Shop Group

Manchester Central : PLMR Business Hub

No time to waste: Protecting resources needs to be everyone’s business

Expert players from across the sector will join to debate and explore sustainable solutions to tackle today’s biggest environmental challenges


Whether it’s food or farming, plastics or pollution, an ongoing challenge for consumers, business and government is how we can do more to protect our environment and prevent unnecessary waste, whilst meeting consumer demand and maintaining a competitive economy. At a time when consumers are increasingly demanding to know where products come from and, just as importantly, where they go after use, this is an opportune moment for the industry to work collaboratively to address these challenges.


08.00 Tearfund

Manchester Central : Central 8

This is a Rubbish Fringe Event: How to break the link between plastic and poverty

A panel featuring, Journalists, MPs, Private Sector and Development Practitioners discussing the impact responsiblity for single use plastic.


We have a rubbish problem – and it’s hitting those living in poverty the hardest. Every 30 seconds someone dies because of diseases caused by plastic pollution and mismanaged waste. Multinational companies can help break the link between plastic and poverty. Join us as we talk through solutions to the current crisis.

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