Iain Ferguson MSc, BSc, CEnv, FIMMM, PkgProg - Co-op Environment Manager

Having worked for the Co-op for 31 years, Iain is one of retail packaging’s most respected members. His remit is to ensure that the Co-op is "doing the right thing" when it comes to sustainability - encompassing everything from food packaging to food waste. Under his stewardship, the Co-op has made a number of radical changes to the way in which it packages food and produce.  

Iain is passionate about improving the recyclability of packaging.  He has contributed to projects including introducing PET carbonate bottles with recycled content, numerous glass light-weighting projects. This has included repackaging all Co-operative brand ales to 'best in class' bottle weights, and the introduction of the UK's first fully certified home compostable carrier bag.

Iain is regularly invited to Government forums advising on issues of packaging and the environment.  In 2019, retail bible The Grocer named Iain as one of the “Ten Most Powerful People in Packaging”, which was followed by him collecting a prestigious Grocer Gold award for The Green Initiative of the Year in June.




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