Tom Hallam will explore how new paper technologies can reduce the use of plastic and lower the carbon footprint of brand owners and retailers worldwide.
The talk will also address broader environmental questions. If using paper boosts demand, doesn’t that mean paper companies will plant more trees, in which case it is actually beneficial to the environment to consume paper? Or do the paper companies just cut down virgin forests? Is reducing and recycling the answer? Tom will present several perspectives.
Admission is FREE but during the interval we asks for donations. This is to cover speaker expenses and marketing costs such as social media fees and flyers. If you cannot afford to make a donation please do not. If you can, £3-£5 would be greatly appreciated.
Venue: Smoke and Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street
Two for one pizzas available from the bar! 10% off all drinks!
Tom Hallam is a Business Development Director at BillerudKorsnas, a Swedish pulp and paper company. Tom’s work involves developing paper-based packaging technologies and solutions to replace conventional plastic ones.
He is also a board member of the UK division of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC UK). This is a non-government organization which promotes sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.
Tom was previously an independent environmental consultant for his company Brand Ethics Limited and has previous experience with Finnish Forest products company UPM-Kymmene and in consumer products for Reckitt Benckiser.