"The UK fails to recycle over 1.5 million tons of plastic packaging waste each year, which ends up in landfill & waterways instead.
Creating packaging that our society cannot deal with is blatantly unsustainable. We urgently need 100% recyclable/compostable packaging on every product in the UK.
The UK currently recycles 64% of all packaging waste, but only about 32% of plastic packaging waste.
This is unacceptable. We cannot let big business create more packaging that our society cannot deal with - it may be good for profits but it is irresponsible and unsustainable.
We call upon our leaders to take action: to ban all non-sustainable packaging on all products, with a grace period of 5 years to allow manufacturers to integrate viable, sustainable alternatives into their supply chains."
If you want to learn more regarding the health and environmental threats caused by plastic check my blog post.