AIPH Sustainability Conference 2019

There cannot be a country in the world that did not take a new look at the use of plastics in 2018, with images of oceans filled with plastic circulating widely and dramatically in the media and online

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The Ornamental Horticulture industry has a high reliance on plastic, used in packaging, logistics and production. AIPH encourages the industry take the initiative on this issue and to find solutions for the future.

On 2nd April 2019, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) brought together key industry players in the coastal town of Noordwijk, the Netherlands for a conference entitled ‘Plastics in Ornamental Horticulture – Creating a Sustainable Supply Chain’.

The event, coordinated by the association as part of its Spring Meeting, was held with the purpose of exchanging knowledge and facilitating discussion on the use of plastics within the industry.

In recent years the issue has risen higher on the agenda of governments, NGOs and businesses globally. With the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) increasingly incorporated into government policy; the expectation that sustainability should be a core brand value and the rapid ground swell of consumer behaviour on products such as plastic straws, it is both incumbent and imperative for industry to take a close look at its use of plastics in products and processes.

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Key Industry Stakeholders Discuss Plastics in Ornamental Horticulture at AIPH Sustainability Conference, Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

On 2nd April 2019, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) brought together key industry players in the coastal town…

“With many developments in the packaging industry, now is the time for this industry to work together to create a more sustainable supply chain. This conference unashamedly focuses on the single issue of plastic with a view to creating change around the world that improves our vital industry.”

Tim Briercliffe, Secretary General, AIPH