Packaging specialist Faerch has appointed Clover Walton as head of CSR, sustainability and external affairs in the UK.
Prior to joining Faerch, Walton was heavily involved in pushing the sustainable packaging agenda in her previous positions, which include providing guidance to retailers at WRAP, developing the sustainable packaging and rPET agenda at Innocent Drinks, and leading the global sustainable packaging strategy at Pepsi Lipton.
“I have worked in packaging for 15 years,' said Walton. 'I have always been passionate about sustainability and very much appreciate the public sustainability debate, but I am concerned about the fierce anti-plastic movement, due to the unintended environmental consequences of moving to alternative materials.
“Faerch were the obvious choice because, not only are they already using 100 per cent recycled PET, their visionary investment in plastic recycling means they are closing the loop; modelling a new way of working, which will become the standard best practice of the future. I feel very proud to be part of the solution with Faerch and our customers, pioneering and shaping the future of true circularity in rigid food packaging”.
Spencer Johnston, chief executive of Faerch UK, added: “Sustainability is a complex field, and we recognise the need to be well informed and offer the very best information, and to coordinate our activities and collaborate closely with our partners along the entire value chain. I am delighted that Clover has joined our team, and her appointment will strengthen our existing in-house sustainability expertise in the UK, and help our customers accelerate their progress towards circular packaging solutions in the food industry.”