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The Plastics Pact

“The New Plastics Economy aims to move away from the current ‘take, make, dispose’ plastics economy towards one based on circular economy principles. The vision for such a system is that plastics are kept in the economy and out of the environment. . . .
“While all the initiatives are led by a local organisation, they all share the New Plastics Economy vision and all commit to achieving ambitious targets by 2025 in the following areas:

  • Eliminate unnecessary and problematic single-use plastic packaging through redesign and innovation
  • Ensure all plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable, or compostable
  • Increase the collection and recycling of plastic packaging
  • Increase recycled content in plastic packaging

“The UK Plastics Pact is the first of its type, led by UK charity WRAP, and was launched in April 2018. A second pact is being developed in Chile in collaboration with local B Corp TriCiclos.”

More information via the New Plastics Economy

The UK Plastics Pact members