UK must double plastic packaging recycling, according to new campaign

A UK government-backed campaign has called for the nation to double its plastic packaging recycling in the next five years...

A UK government-backed campaign has called for the nation to double its plastic packaging recycling in the next five years.

Pledge 4 Plastics argues that the UK will ned to increase plastic packaging recycling in the coming years to meet targets - and avoid rising business costs and increases in Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) prices.

Pledge 4 Plastics is a cross-industry partnership supported by the UK government, led by recycling firm Recoup. Partners consist of local authorities, recycling companies, brand owners and retailers. Partners include Coca-Cola, Marks & Spencer, Unilever, Veolia, and Closed Loop Recycling.

Dan Rogerson, UK resources management minister, remarks: 'The UK has made tremendous progress on recycling over the last 10 years, building a stronger circular economy and greener society, and this reflects a lot of hard work from industry and local authorities, alongside a desire from residents to do more.

'This is another great initiative to boost the recycling of plastic packaging which has our full and ongoing support - I've already made my pledge and encourage others to sign-up to do their bit.'

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