OPRL launches petition for Government to standardise recycling labels

On-Pack Recycling Label (ORPL) has launched a petition urging the UK Government to standardise mandatory recycling labels, with Environment Bill proposals currently allowing organisations to freely determine label design.

Supported by a coalition of UK businesses and organisations, OPRL is inviting the British public to sign the ‘#MakeItEasy’ petition, which calls for a single label to be used in order to simplify recycling for consumers.

The campaign is backed by a range of UK manufacturers and retailers, packaging, and waste management businesses, including the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management, the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee and the National Association of Waste Disposal Officers, the Environmental Services Association, the Foodservice Packaging Association, British Glass, the Confederation of Paper Industries, and Recycling Of Used Plastics Ltd.