MP for Portsmouth visits local recycling facility operated by DS Smith
On 14th June, DS Smith welcomed Penny Mordaunt MP (Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Women Equalities) to its Portsmouth recycling facility. As pressure on the UK Government to tackle climate change continues, the visit provided Penny Mordaunt insight into the role DS Smith plays in the recycling industry and the opportunity to talk circular economy with the industry experts.
As the newly announced 11th Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, DS Smith spoke about its significant investment in the innovative re-design of its packaging and recycling systems to support the transition to a circular economy. Experts from DS Smith, including its Head of Government and Community Affairs, Peter Clayson, focused on the importance of quality and separate paper collection.
Penny Mordaunt said, “I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to DS Smith’s Portsmouth site today. I welcome DS Smith sharing its expertise in sustainable packaging solutions and its approach to the circular economy and innovation. As the first generation to understand the impact our actions are having on the world around us, it is vital that Government and business work together to find sustainable solutions.”
Clayson said, “We’re thrilled to be able to engage with Members of Parliament to discuss our local operations and the development of policies that directly impact our industry, our customers and our communities. We are excited to have partnered with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and are looking forward to working with them and Government to further innovate packaging design and the e-commerce industry.”
Penny Mordaunt MP (Image credit: Ciaran McCrickard – PA Wire).