42 businesses, including major food, drink and non-food brands, manufacturers and retailers right through to plastic reprocessors and packaging suppliers have made their commitment to the Pact (more 60 companies).

These Pact members are responsible for over 80% of the plastic packaging on products sold through UK supermarkets (1). In addition, 15 other organisations have also shown their commitment to the Pact.

This powerful collective has committed to hit a series of ambitious targets by 2025 :
• Eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use plastic packaging through redesign, innovation or alternative (re-use) delivery models.
• 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable.
• 70% of plastic packaging effectively recycled or composted.
• 30% average recycled content across all plastic packaging.

The UK Plastics Pact is the first of its kind in the world. It will be replicated in other countries to form a powerful global movement for change as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative. It is being led by WRAP, the sustainability experts.

(1) Based on WRAP estimates by weights and market share, using Valpak data.

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