Members of the UK Plastics pact are over halfway towards all their packaging being recyclable and a third of the way towards using an average of 30 per cent recycled content in their packaging by 2025.

The members, including retailers and companies such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Coca-Cola and Unilever, have committed to eliminating 1.1 billion units of problematic single-use items by the end of 2020.

Over the past year, 65 per cent of the packaging placed on the market by Pact members is now recyclable, while all supermarket members are now signed up to the On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) scheme in a bid to reach the 70 per cent plastic packaging recycling target, while currently the average amount of recycled content across all members’ plastic packaging was 10 per cent.

You can find out more about the progress of the UK Plastics Pact on the WRAP website.