8 December 2020

UK Plastics Pact release 2019-2020 Annual Report

Today marks the latest milestone for the UK Plastics Pact as WRAP publishes its 2019-20 Annual Report. IOM3 is proud to be a member and see the progress made in order to address plastic recycling and reducing unnecessary plastic waste.

The report shows that members have made some good progress against targets, including a reduction in the amount of plastic packaging being used, and good progress in plastic recycling at home. But warns the charity’s Chief Executive Marcus Gover, there are significant challenges ahead which need urgent attention to keep the UK on course.

Marcus Gover, 'It’s great to see UK Plastics Pact members cutting unnecessary plastic packaging by 40% and increasing recycling to 50% in just one year. This was exactly why we set up the pact – to tackle problematic plastic, increase re-use and recycling, and stop plastic polluting the environment. I am delighted with the progress and very pleased to see leading businesses trialling refill and reuse alternatives.'