Responsible for the production of 80 per cent of the plastic packaging sold in UK retail outlets, they have pledged the following by 2025:
- to eliminate single-use plastic packaging
- that 100 per cent of plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable
- 70 per cent of plastic packaging will be effectively recycled or composted
- 30 per cent average recycled content across all plastic packaging
Marcus Gover, Head of campaign group WRAP, described the Pact as an “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rethink and reshape the future of plastic … and curtail the damage plastic waste wrecks on our planet”.
With tens of thousands of people across the UK leading the charge, it’s clear that when we work together and use our voice we really can make positive change. These people are calling on retailers to rethink how they use plastic and demanding they provide better consumer choices in their aisles and products, it’s clear that when we work together and use our voice we really can make positive change.
The young people at Canary Wharf College are a wonderful example of driving change; raising awareness of the dangers of plastics through their brilliant ‘plastic fishing’ project – you should give yourselves a massive pat on the back today. Keep up the plastic fishing!