Breakfast Briefing January 2019
8:00 AM08:00

Breakfast Briefing January 2019


Managing Director and Group Company Secretary of Canary Wharf Group, John Garwood will be joined by Hugo Tagholm of Surfers Against Sewage for the latest Breaking The Plastic Habit Breakfast Briefing. 

Join us in January as we announce the launch of a new reward app that will not only make it easier for individuals to break their plastic habit at Canary Wharf but will incentivise reuse and recycling behaviours.

The app, developed by London start-up, HELPFUL, has been designed to encourage people to live a plastic-free life. Users collect points each time they use their reusable cup, bottle, cutlery, straws and bags at Canary Wharf which can be redeemed and spent in partner stores.

Get an exclusive first look at the app, the reward partners and how it works during our live demo.

We will also be discussing our progress and upcoming schedule of activity for 2019 as we move closer to achieving the Plastic-Free Community status in partnership with Surfers Against Sewage.

Places are limited and spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Book your seat now to avoid disappointment.


8.00 am Registration & refreshments

8.30 am Welcome: John Garwood, MD, Canary Wharf Group

8.40 am Plastic Free Communities update: Hugo Tagholm, CEO, Surfers Against Sewage

8.50 am Q&A session

9.10 am Breaking The Plastic Habit reward scheme – launch & live demo


Thursday 10th January 2019


8:00 - 9:30am


Level 39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB


John Garwood
Managing Director and Group Company Secretary, Canary Wharf Group

As Board Member and chair of Canary Wharf Group’s Corporate Responsibility Committee, John oversees the delivery of Breaking The Plastic Habit and will announce the impacts the programme has made to date and what’s to come for 2019.


Hugo Tagholm
Chief Executive, Surfers Against Sewage

Hugo has overseen a sustained period of development, growth and impact for Surfers Against Sewage securing its position as one of the UK's most effective environmental charities. As co-host, Hugo will discuss the plastic-free community accreditation and what this means within an urban community.



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World Environment Day 2018
9:00 AM09:00

World Environment Day 2018

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On World Environment Day, 5 June 2018, we held a debate and built a cross-sector expert panel to engage, discuss and lead the plastic pollution conversation. With representatives from across key sectors that influence, or are influenced, by the plastic pollution issue, we kick-started the conversation.

As a result, our 12-month programme, Breaking The Plastic Habit, was launched to eliminate single-use plastic across Canary Wharf, pilot new technologies and encourage positive behavioural change.

Outcomes from the debate detailed the need to

Simplify, Educate and Collaborate.

Simplify: clarity and consistency in communication.

Educate: guidance and increased understanding of ways and reasons to break the plastic habit.

Collaborate: actively work together to achieve a strategic and coherent vision for plastics.


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