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Progress against targets

Invest, innovate and collaborate

Together we can, together we are

Progress continues at pace towards our targets. The onus is on UK Plastics Pact members to continue to act at pace and continue to invest, innovate, and collaborate to make the vision of the Pact a reality. The journey will not be easy and difficult decisions and challenges lie ahead but members are responding.

Below are just some examples of progress against the four targets. 

The UK Plastics Pact Annual Report 19-20

Transforming an entire value chain into a circular economy for plastics

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: 

  • Removal of PVC and PS
  • Packaging reduction and removal

Our annual report features examples business change from, Asda, Hilton Food Group, Sainsbury’s, M&S, Reckitt Benckiser, General Mills / Yoplait, pladis, Lidl, Aldi, Klockner Pentaplast and Tata Consumer Products. 

See all our member progress against Target 1 here  
UK Plastics Pact Target 1

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: 

  • Non-recyclable black plastic removal
  • Replacement materials for non-recyclable black plastic
  • Non carbon black
  • Redesign
  • Re-use and refill

It features examples of member action from Samworth Brothers, pladis, Speedibake, Hotel Chocolat, Quorn, M&S, Berry M&H, Reckitt Benckiser, Suntory Beverage and Food GB&I, Kimberly Clark, Procter and Gamble, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Aldi.

See all our member progress against Target 2 here  
UK Plastics Pact Target 2

Target 3 - Member Progress

70% of plastic packaging effectively recycled or composted:

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

  • Take-back schemes
  • Front of store collection
  • Investment in recycling
  • Engaging with citizens on recycling

It features examples of member action from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Co-op, Boots, TerraCycle, Ella’s Kitchen, Danone, KP Snacks, pladis, Procter and Gamble, Hovis, PepsiCo, Nestle UK&I, Veolia, Charpak, Unilever, RenewELP, Jayplas, Brtivic, Mondeléz International, Coca-Cola and Morrisons. 

See all our member progress against Target 3 here  
UK Plastics Pact Target 3

Target 4 - Member Progress 

30% average recycled content across all plastic packaging

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

  • Drinks bottles
  • Potts, tubs and trays
  • Flexible plastic
  • Non-food packaging
  • In the supply chain

It features examples of member action from Coca-Cola, Danone, Nestle Waters, Highland Spring Group, PepsiCo, Britivic, Asda, Ocado, Waitrose, Klockner Pentaplast, Co-op, Mondeléz International, apetito, Unilever (Magnum), Ecover, Lakeland, Reckitt Benckiser, Hovis and Tesco.   

 

See all our member progress against Target 3 here  
UK Plastics Pact Target 4