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Jeremy Paxman rightly points out that some people in our society today just don’t understand the consequences of littering

Following the debate on Radio Five Live yesterday morning (June 23) with Jeremy Paxman in his capacity as Chairman of CleanupUK, Neill Whitall, Chairman of the Foodservice Packaging Association, comments: “The FPA works with all parties to address the issues of littering. Jeremy Paxman rightly points out that some people in our society today just don’t understand the consequences of littering. This highlights the need, that we have actively supported for some time, to re-educate the public about littering.

However we feel strongly ALL bodies must work together for the greater good. We support Cleanup UK’s campaign and welcome the debate they have started. We also support the Tidy Britain Group’s ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign, and other initiatives such as the ‘Save a Cup’ campaign and the charity Children’s Scrapstore. We actively encourage members (manufacturers and distributors) to work with their customers (the operators) to tackle to issues.

Rather than confrontation, the FPA calls on all bodies to work together to re-educate the consumer and provide the facilities the consumer needs to dispose of litter responsibly. Government and local government, campaign groups and industry bodies must pull together to rid the country of littering.”

The Foodservice Packaging Association represents the interests of manufacturers and distributors of single use, disposable foodservice packaging used to consume food and drink away from the home.

The FPA has more 120 members and represents some 7% of the packaging industry in the UK, with an estimated combined members turnover of £750 million.
The FPA is committed to ensuring its members are fully informed of new environmental and technical developments and stages a highly respected annual Environment Seminar featuring the UK's leading packaging environment experts. It represents members views in national and international forums such as the Packaging Federation and on the All Party Parliamentary Group for Packaging.

For more information and comment please contact:

Neil Whitall, Chairman of the FPA on 07774618310
Or Martin Kersh, Executive Secretary of the FPA on 01869 351139 or 0771114289

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