In an article published on November 15, 2018, news provider Plastics News Europe informed about the Roadmap to 2025, released on the same day by the UK’s Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the UK Plastics Pact. The latter is an alliance between “governments, businesses, local authorities, citizens and NGOs behind a common vision and commitment” to move “away from a linear plastics economy towards a circular system where we capture the value of plastics material – keeping plastic in the economy and out of the oceans.” It was launched in April 2018 in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (FPF reported).
The Roadmap to 2025 outlines key activities that could be taken to deliver on the four targets defined by the UK Plastics Pact. These four targets include eliminating of “problematic or unnecessary single-use packaging,” making 100% of plastic packaging “reusable, recyclable or compostable,” reaching effective recycling or composing for 70% of plastic packaging, and “achieving an average of 30% recycled content across all plastic packaging.” The document provides a detailed overview of key activities and expected outcomes for each of the four targets, organized around a timeline running to 2025. Further, it discusses the accompanying challenges and proposed solutions.
Plastic News Europe (November 15, 2018). “WRAP outlines UK Plastics Pact roadmap.”
Packaging Europe (November 15, 2018). “WRAP launches UK Plastics Pact roadmap.”
WRAP and The UK Plastics Pact (November 15, 2018). “A roadmap to 2025 – The UK Plastics Pact.” (pdf)