UK Plastics Pact cuts unnecessary plastic by 40% and increases plastic recycling by 107,000 tonnes

WRAP has published its second annual report for The UK Plastics Pact showing that members have made some good progress against targets, including a reduction in the amount of plastic packaging being used, and good progress in plastic recycling at home. But warns the charity’s Chief Executive Marcus Gover, there are significant challenges ahead which need urgent attention to keep the UK on course. Marcus Gover, “It’s great to see UK Plastics Pact members cutting unnecessary plastic packaging by 40% and increasing recycling to 50% in just one year.  This…

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Tackle flexible plastic packaging now or risk missing UK Plastics Pact targets, urges WRAP

Urgent cross-sector action is required to develop a recycling system for soft flexible plastic packaging, like plastic bags and wrapping, according to WRAP. The call to action comes as the sustainability not-for-profit, which leads The UK Plastics Pact, publishes a roadmap to galvanise action across the plastics supply chain: ‘Creating a Circular Economy for Flexible Plastic Packaging’.  UK Plastics Pact members, who account for around 85% of plastic packaging on UK supermarket shelves, are working towards all plastic packaging being reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, and increasing the amount…

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Mondelēz International Joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Initiative and The UK Plastics Pact to Accelerate Company’s Transition to a Circular Economy for Plastic

Mondelēz International, Inc. today announced that it has joined two leading initiatives focused on tackling plastic waste and pollution, as the company accelerates its efforts to reduce its impact on people and the planet. Mondelēz International is now a signatory of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, as well as a participant in the New Plastics Economy Initiative, and a member of the UK Plastics Pact. The initiatives share a collective ambition to address plastic waste and pollution at its source, by moving toward a circular economy…

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New report shows where UK Plastics Pact members stand against targets, and where future challenges lie

WRAP has published its first annual report and baseline data for The UK Plastics Pact, giving a clear indication of members’ starting position towards the four targets, as well as where the biggest challenges lie. The 2018/19 report and data show: 1 billion problematic and unnecessary single use plastic items to be eliminated by the end of 2020 Pact members are over halfway towards all their packaging being recyclable, and the UK is over half-way towards recycling 70% of plastic packaging Members are a third of the way towards an…

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