30 Apr '18, 9am

Food giants Unilever, Nestle and PepsiCo will get tougher on single-use plastics

The government may have promised to wipe out avoidable plastic waste in the U.K. by 2042 , but last week large swathes of the U.K.'s food and drink sector went a leap further, in a bid to convince the British public they are serious about tackling the plastic waste crisis afflicting the world's oceans. The U.K.'s biggest supermarkets, food manufacturers and processors — from Lidl and Aldi to Nestle, Unilever and PepsiCo — unveiled an industry-wide promise to overhaul their practices, in an unprecedented step which underscores the impact public concern over plastic waste is having on businesses practices across the country. The U.K. Plastics Pact, orchestrated by waste advisory body WRAP, sees firms promise to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic by 2025 and ensure all remaining plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable by the same date. Signatories also ...

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