More than 40 companies have signed up to a pact that aims to cut plastic pollution over the next seven years.
The firms, which include Coca-Cola and Asda, have promised to honour a number of pledges that include eliminating single-use packaging through better design.
They have joined the government, trade associations and campaigners to form the UK Plastics Pact. The signatories are responsible for more than 80% of plastic packaging on products sold through UK supermarkets.
The set of pledges to tackle plastic pollution over the next seven years include:
- Eliminate difficult or unnecessary single-use plastic packaging through better design
- Make 100% of plastic packaging reusable or recyclable or compostable
- Ensure that 70% of plastic packaging is recycled or composted
- 30% of all plastic packaging to include recycled materials.
Source: BBC News, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43901328