Defra is searching for a new chair of the Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) after Bob Lisney announced he is to stand down after five years in the role.
The Committee is made up of representatives from different sectors affected by the Packaging Waste Regulations and advises Defra on the development of the Regulations and packaging recycling.
After steering the ACP to consider the supply chain implications of packaging recovery to help meet packaging recycling targets, Mr Lisney said it was the “ideal time” to step down as “new blood” was needed ahead of the EU consultation on packaging targets.
“I have been very impressed with the support and information the packaging industry has given me. My fellow committee members have put in a great deal of time to ensure that packaging polices assist recovery and I am also very grateful for the teams in the devolved assemblies for their help in explaining policy needs.”
As well as a new chair, the Department is also searching for 12 members to sit on the Committee. All members will participate on a voluntary basis except the chairman who is paid £350 per day for a maximum of 28 days per year. The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday October 5 2014.