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The UK Plastics Pact Report & Members Progress Report

We’re proud to support The UK Plastic Pact, an important initiative to tackle plastic waste in the natural environment

The UK Plastic Pact was launched in April 2018. Made up of governments, businesses, local authorities, NGOs and citizens, The Pacts 100 members are focussed on ambitious targets: 

By 2025:

  • Ensure 100% of plastic is reusable, recyclable or compostable

  • 70% of plastic packaging is effectively recycled or composted

  • Take actions to eliminate problematic single-use packaging items through redesign, innovation or alternative (reuse) delivery models.

  • 30% average recycled content across all plastic packaging

Over the first 18 months, The UK Plastics Pact has made real progress

Veolia is in a unique position to support these objectives, having invested over £2 billion in waste management infrastructure in the UK over the previous decade.

Having access to such an infrastructure, allows us to support the circular economy across the waste hierarchy.

This means working with customers to reduce the amount of waste that they generate, through to unlocking the value of subsequent waste and realising the circular economy for items such as plastics.

The good news is, that embracing the circular economy is not only good for businesses it’s also good for the economy, local communities and the planet.

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