Allen Langdon has been appointed managing director of Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) effective July 15, 2013.
To accept this new role, Mr. Langdon has resigned from his position as Vice President, Sustainability for the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and stepped down from his position as MMBC Chair.
Mr. Langdon has strong connections in BC and has been deeply involved in the development and establishment of MMBC as Chair of the Board of Directors since 2011. In his new position, Mr. Langdon will implement the Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) Stewardship Plan, acting as the primary contact with the Province of British Columbia as the regulator, supply chain partners and local community stakeholders. Mr. Langdon will also oversee the deployment of promotion and education activities, to ensure BC residents are aware of their recycling options, and will be responsible for overseeing the PPP Stewardship Plan to achieve its ambitious recovery target.
Mr. Langdon’s background includes more than five years in environmental sustainability and product stewardship. During his time at RCC, an industry-funded association representing more than 43,000 retailers and online merchants, he was responsible for coordinating a proactive agenda to address sustainability issues ranging from climate change to sustainable packaging, as well as extended producer responsibility programs. Prior to RCC, he held a similar position at the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors (CCGD), where he oversaw the organization’s government relations activities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.