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Breakfast Briefing January 2019


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

Our first Breakfast Briefing in January saw us 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.

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

We also discussed 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.


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.



Earlier Event: June 5
World Environment Day 2018
Later Event: April 25
Breakfast Briefing April 2019