We are delighted to announce that Ecosurety has joined the UK Plastics Pact, an initiative launched by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and the Ellen MacArthur foundation to tackle the issue of plastics in this country.
The focus of the pact is to bring together all stakeholders involved in making, using, collecting, sorting, reusing and recycling plastics in order to transform the system. Supported by the government, the aim is to generate a fundamental change in the way plastics are designed, produced, used, re-used and disposed.
The pact also has ambitious plans to achieve key targets by 2025, such as ensuring that 70% of plastics packaging is effectively recycled or composted and to eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use packaging through redesign, innovation or alternative re-use delivery models.
Driving real change
At Ecosurety, we are committed to making a positive impact on the recycling industry – it’s all part of our strategy to educate consumers, improve recycling infrastructure and support innovation. We also believe that wide collaboration across the whole of the plastics value chain is essential to solve the issue we have with single-use plastic consumption in the UK, and we are proud to be supporting a pact that is driving real change.
Managing director James Piper commented “We can't wait to roll up our sleeves and collaborate with other stakeholders to find tangible and sustainable solutions to tackle the plastics issue, as well as help to improve the current PRN system which we don’t believe is fit for purpose."
“More action needs to be taken and we think this is a fantastic opportunity to make more change for good across the recycling industry, which is a really exciting prospect.”
To find out more about the UK Plastics Pact, please visit www.wrap.org.uk/content/the-uk-plastics-pact
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