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Progress against targets

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Progress continues at pace towards our targets. With three years of data under our belts it is becoming clearer to understand this progress and the challenges that lie ahead in pursuit of the targets.

So, three years in, what does the picture look like?

 

On the journey to a circular system for plastics

The UK Plastics Pact Annual Report 2020/21

Target 1 - Member Progress 

Eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use plastic packaging through redesign, innovation or alternative (re-use) delivery models

 Our Annual Report focuses on member action in the following areas: 

  • Eliminating problematic and unnecessary plastics and the change still needed to fully remove polystyrene from packaging portfolios.  
  • Improving citizen understanding on the role of plastic packaging. 
  • How members are removing, reducing and addressing problematic plastics. 

Our annual report features examples of business change from, Morrisons, Lidl, Wilko, PepsiCo, Sainsbury's, Nestle UK & Ireland, Britvic, Danone, innocent drinks, Waitrose & Partners, Mars Petcare, Klockner Pentaplast, Mondelez, Premier Foods and Samworth Brothers.    

See all our member progress against Target 1 here  

Target 2 - Member Progress 

100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable

 Our Annual Report focuses on member action in the following areas: 

  • Improving material quality. 
  • Transitioning from disposable to refillable and what change is happening in stores on reuse and refill.  
  • How do we close the loop on plastic bags and wrapping 
  • Designing for recyclability 
  • Supporting plastics recyclers 

It features examples of member action from Heinz, PepsiCo, Britvic, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, SPAR UK Ltd, Co-op, Asda, Unilever, Tesco, Procter & Gamble, Waitrose & Partners, Morrisons, Aldi, McDonalds, Mars Food UK

See all our member progress against Target 2 here  

Target 3 - Member Progress

70% of plastic packaging effectively recycled or composted:

Our Annual Report focuses on member action in the following areas:  

  • Growth in UK processing of plastic 
  • Citizen engagement on recycling 
  • Developing critical infrastructure 
  • Collecting difficult to recycle plastics 

It features examples of member action from Viridor, Jayplas, Nestle UK & Ireland, Renew ELP, Mainetti, Berry BPI and Boots. 

See all our member progress against Target 3 here  

Target 4 - Member Progress 

30% average recycled content across all plastic packaging

 Our Annual Report focuses on member action in the following areas:  

  • PET tray to tray recycling
  • Increasing levels of recycled content 
  • Redesigning iconic brand packaging to improve recyclability 

It features examples of member action from Mondelez, Premier Foods, Sainsbury's, Unilever, Pepsi, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Hellman's, Waitrose & Partners, Tesco, Faerch, Suntory Beverage and Food GB & Ireland, Lakeland Ltd, Co-op and SPAR UK Ltd. 

 

See all our member progress against Target 4 here