Plastics: A Vision for a Circular Economy

The Polymer Society
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20 Jun 2018

The BPF has released a vision document intended to drive innovation and improve UK recycling rates

The action is part of a new industry vision to see 100% of plastic packaging reused, recycled or recovered
 
The BPF is also consulting its members, together with leading brands and retailers, on a range of key interventions that the plastics industry can make to help reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment.
 
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has launched Plastics: A Vision for a Circular Economy — a document outlining a range of key proposals intended to drive innovation in the plastics sector and improve UK recycling rates. The headline measures announced by the BPF are part of a new industry vision to ensure 100% of plastic packaging and single-use items are reused, recycled or recovered by 2030.   
 
Adopting the principles of circularity laid out in the government’s UK Industrial Strategy could lead to a low carbon manufacturing revolution, creating jobs and wealth as we establish a world-leading circular economy. To help the government deliver upon its commitments, the BPF has two ambitious goals leading up to 2030 and hopes to work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure they are met.
 
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