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WRAP | Open letter on Plastic Waste and Recycling Strategy published


ACR+ member WRAP put a set of outline proposals as to how the UK could respond and reduce the environmental damage caused by the way plastic is used and disposed.

A programme consists of four interdependent and mutually supporting areas where action is needed: 

  • Action by businesses to change how they design and use plastic packaging. This should entail eliminating unnecessary and problematic packaging and plastic products, ensuring that all plastic packaging is practically recyclable, and using recycled plastic in the packaging and products where possible.
  • Action by Government to reform the plastic packaging producer responsibility regulation;
  • Action by local authorities and the recycling sector to increase the quantity and quality of plastic packaging collected for recycling; and
  • Action by citizens to change how they use and dispose of plastic packaging