The Rt Hon. the Lord Deben (John Selwyn Gummer) who amongst different senior parliamentary roles used to be former Secretary of State for the Environment, is to be the keynote speaker on the major annual tournament for the water cooler trade, the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) convention and industry display 2019.

Lord Deben

The tournament, whose theme will likely be: “Insight to Change: learn, unlearn & relearn”, takes position on March 28, 2019 on the Nottingham Belfry.

Lord Deben (pictured) commented at the price of offering water for hydration and doing so sustainably. Interviewed prematurely of the convention he mentioned: “Water coolers supply water this is chilly and due to this fact interesting to drink in addition to being handy, with out hawking an entire load of plastic bottles across the nation. The indisputable fact that the trade makes use of plastic bottles which are reused time and again over after which recycled is sure for the surroundings.

“The challenge regarding all use of plastic is what do we do about it after use. Whilst we should discourage single-use plastics, if people must use disposable plastic cups, these should be made of recyclable materials and recycled responsibly. I’d like to see this industry collecting the cups as this will be a sign of a truly responsible and progressive sector. The good thing about cups used for water is that they are entirely recyclable for use in food packaging as they are uncontaminated having been used only for water”.

Phillipa Atkinson-Clow, basic supervisor of the BWCA, added: “Sustainability is a key issue for all businesses and as the British water cooler sector is one of the most sustainable industries around, it is fitting that we should have a sustainability and environmental expert to address and inspire our delegates. I am sure Lord Deben he will convey to our delegates some fascinating and valuable insights”.

Other audio system on the BWCA convention will come with Richard Hall of Zenith Global, revealing the newest trade marketplace information; Brendan Hanlon, from Just a Drop, celebrating with Members the Association’s proceeding efforts in improve of his charity in bringing blank water assets to villagers in Africa; and Rebecca Ireland, employment attorney from gunnercooke LLP who will discuss at the converting worker panorama. The host of the development would be the BWCA’s Chairman, Jon Wicks.

Booking main points for convention delegates and for exhibitors are to be had on-line: