RSA Oxford: Plastics in Society

Fellowship Event


Waitrose, Oxford

  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

The RSA Fellowship in Oxford invite you to join us for a panel discussion and open forum on Tuesday 29th October at Waitrose, Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0HH.

This is the third in a series on Diversity, Inclusion and the Environment, built around the ‘5 New Giants’ identified by RSA Fellows: Inequality, Disempowerment, Isolation, Intolerance and Climate Change. October’s meeting explores climate change from the perspective of how we can achieve greater resource efficiency.

Judith Holland FRSA, who initiated the topic, will speak on her personal experience of aiming to use less single-use plastic, from initial problems she faced starting out to how her perspective changed.

The Waitrose Oxford branch trialled eliminating unnecessary plastic and packaging as part of their ‘Taking Action on Plastics’ programme. The scheme features a borrow-a-box concept and customers were given refillable options for products including wine, beer, rice and cleaning materials, with prices typically 15% cheaper than the packaged alternatives.

Claire Shrewsbury, Head of Government & Communities, will also be speaking on leading WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), and her work with businesses, individuals and communities to achieve a circular economy and ensure resources are used more efficiently.

If you already are working toward or interested in using less single-use plastic, come and exchange ideas and understand different perspectives on delivering practical solutions. Work towards a simpler, less polluting way of living and play your part in taking action on climate change. Together, let’s explore how our individual and collective actions can have an international impact.

More information about the event can be found on the Oxford Facebook page.

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.


Location: Waitrose, Botely Road, West Way, Oxford, OX2 0HH

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