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Guidance on Plastic...

We're working hard to ensure we are operating sustainably, therefore reducing plastic across our operations and supply chain is one of our key priorities. In order to succeed, we need to collaborate with government, coalitions, retailers, manufacturers and customers to drive change.

The following information will support those who want to find out more, learn from what other businesses are doing, and sign-post useful resources to help you on your journey. 

GeneralGeneral Information

Global and local collaborative value chain sustainability initiatives & legislation.

 

Useful Links

•    A brief history of plastic
•    EMF Solving plastic pollution
•    EMF Circular economy for plastic
•    CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action
•    Resources and waste strategy: at a glance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
•    Plastic packaging | WRAP

Case Studies

•    Upstream Innovation: a guide to packaging solutions (ellenmacarthurfoundation.org)
•    New Plastics Economy - Reuse

 

WRAPSign-up to the WRAP UK Plastic Pact

The UK Plastics Pact is a unique collaboration which brings together businesses from across the entire plastics value chain; businesses, government agencies and NGO’s. With Plastic Pact support, members are at the forefront of delivering practical solutions, generating a fundamental change in the way we design, produce, use, re-use, dispose and reprocess plastics.

  • Eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use packaging
  • 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable
  • 70% of plastics packaging effectively recycled or composted
  • 30% average recycled content across all plastic packaging.

Further Support 

 

30Set an absolute primary plastic packaging reduction commitment by 2025

Packaging is frequently single use, however the material we make packaging out of should not be. Whilst DEFRA’s Waste & Resource Strategy will improve and streamline the nation's recycling infrastructure, designing packaging to be 100% recyclable should be a priority for all packaging and product producers.

Further Support

 

AdditionalAdditional Commitments

Future legislation, Packaging industry reports, Minimise waste initiatives.

  • Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Zero waste to landfill / Operation Clean Sweep®

Further Support

 

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