OPRL to move to Yes/No recycling advice

The UK’s On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) is set to launch a new binary labelling system this month, reflecting consumer desire for simpler recycling information.

The revised labelling system forms part of OPRL’s new recycling rules, which have been developed by the not-for-profit’s Steering Group, set up in July to revise its labelling rules to keep up with the latest developments in collection services and recycling infrastructure.

The new rules will see the majority of packaging carry one of two recycling labels: “Recycle” or “Don’t Recycle”. There will be a small number of exceptions for packaging that can be returned to bring-sites or forms part of an in-store take-back scheme.