Richard Walker | Destroy Or Cherish Climate Change? The Choice Is Ours

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Richard Walker
Destroy Or Cherish Climate Change? The Choice Is Ours

Outdoor enthusiast and Managing Director at Iceland Foods

DO Wales 2019
Running time: 18m 03s

Filed in: Social Change

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“What do I want to see in 10 years time? Well, I want to see a government that is properly facing into and taking action on some of these big challenges. I want to see things taxed that we don't want, like pollution. And I want to see things not taxed that we do want, like employment.”

Richard is managing director of Iceland Foods and he’s on a mission to disrupt the retail industry and tackle climate change and other environmental challenges. Under his leadership, Iceland has taken a range of world-leading sustainability initiatives that include becoming the first major retailer globally to commit to eliminating single-use plastic packaging from its own-label range; taking action against continuing destruction of tropical rainforests as the first UK major UK supermarket to announcing the removal of palm ingredients from its own label food; becoming the first UK retailer to adopt the Plastic Free Trust Mark; and being the first retailer to install trial Reverse Vending Machines for plastic bottles in stores in the UK.

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