UK Plastics Pact members make progress towards 2025 goals

The UK Plastics Pact has published its first annual report and baseline data, revealing that one billion single-use plastic items will be eliminated by the end of 2020, with Pact members over halfway towards all their packaging being recyclable and a third of the way towards using an average of 30 per cent recycled content in their packaging.

Members, including Tesco, Coca-Cola and Unilever, have committed to achieving four targets by 2025: eliminating problematic or unnecessary single-use plastic packaging through redesign, innovation or alternative delivery models; 100 per cent of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable; 70 per cent of plastic packaging effectively recycled or composted; and a 30 per cent average recycled content across all plastic packaging.