Dr. Verity Hardy

Verity Hardy has a background in technical textiles research, product development and project management, with over 20 years’ experience gained in industrial manufacturing, education and academia. In her CSR team role she is responsible for projects related to climate action, supply chain decarbonisation and single use plastics, combining her knowledge of industry needs with textile materials and processing, to facilitate beneficial and sustainable advancements for suppliers, brands, retailers and end-users.

European Outdoor Group

Packaging is used to protect outdoor products during transport from manufacturer to consumer and, although its environmental impact is small compared to that of the product inside, it is often the first contact the consumer has with the product and can therefore play a significant part in reinforcing the product’s sustainable credentials. In this session, packaging experts and an industry representative will discuss the concept of sustainable packaging, the impact of material choice versus waste handling systems, and how best the industry can address their packaging.  

Dr. Hardy leads the EOG's Single Use Plastics Project.