11 Jan '18, 12pm

We need action to protect our #environment. This is what we're doing about it:

If all the plastic bottles that are not collected for recycling in the UK each year were placed end to end, they would go around the world 31 times. It’s clear that wide-scale system change is required to make more of our plastic, keep it out of the ocean and in the economy. The ambitious UK initiative will involve collaborative action and commitment by businesses, industry, governments, local authorities, NGOs, media and society at large, to re-define what is possible and create a plastic system that works - a circular economy where plastic is valued and never becomes waste. The initial focus will be on plastic packaging and will aim to: ● Eliminate unnecessary and problematic single-use plastic packaging ● Make sure all plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable ● Significantly increase the collection and recycling of plastic packaging ● Increase recycled c...

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