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Wraps World-First Pact to Tackle UK Plastic Pollution

Waste and resources charity Wrap have created The UK Plastics Pact, bringing together businesses across the supply chain to tackle plastic waste.

The alliance of 42 businesses currently includes global brands such as Coca-Cola, Nestle and Procter & Gamble. Other businesses included in the pact exist across the whole value chain and include plastic reprocessors and packaging suppliers. These Pact members account for over 80 per cent of the plastic packaging on products sold in UK supermarkets.

All collaborators have committed to reach a range of ambitious targets by 2025:

WRAP CEO, Marcus Gover, said: “Together, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rethink and reshape the future of plastic so that we retain its value, and curtail the damage plastic waste wreaks on our planet. This requires a wholescale transformation of the plastics system and can only be achieved by bringing together all links in the chain under a shared commitment to act. That is what makes the UK Plastics Pact unique.  It unites every body, business and organisation with a will to act on plastic pollution. We will never have a better time to act, and together we can.”

We are proud to be supporting the latest campaign to challenge unnecessary packaging that protects almost everything we buy.

The Trash Talk campaign is running from 7th – 12th  May when volunteers of all genders and ages will be collecting the packaging for everything they buy, identifying what they view as unnecessary and sharing ideas for improving the designs across all social media using #TrashTalk.

Join the discussion and help us inspire positive and practical change. Find out more here and you can join the Facebook group here

Companies that handle packaging in the UK are subject to the Packaging Regulations. We work with these businesses, helping them to reduce their impact on the environment and ensuring they comply with current regulations. Contact our team on 0845 129 7177 to find out how we can help your business.

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