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IFMA UK joins plastics campaign

01 March 2019

IFMA UK is championing a movement to end FM’s dependence on plastic. To encourage environmentally-conscious behaviour across the industry, it will be running an event with Greenpeace and Kids Against Plastic on the evening of Tuesday 16th April.

The event will feature debates and guest speakers outside of the built environment, including Will McCallum, head of oceans at Greenpeace and author of How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time, and Amy and Ella Meek, aged 15 and 13, the founders of Kids Against Plastic!

“FM has a huge role to play in breaking this cycle of plastic use and must take the lead in ensuring that innovative solutions are created to enable businesses to eliminate their reliance and use of single-use plastic,” Paul Bagust, RICS global property standards director and IFMA UK director, said. “We are calling on the industry to further demonstrate the strategic value it has for many years claimed it provides. This may be the opportunity for our profession to showcase its role to business and governments around the world.”

IFMA UK members and RICS professionals are guaranteed a place at the event. Non-members are welcome to apply for a place. To register your interest, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-last-straw-ifma-uk-joins-forces-with-greenpeace-and-kids-against-plastic-tickets-56920935049. Entry will be on a donation basis and all funds will go to Kids Against Plastic!