Following in the footsteps of Walker's, Pringles have introduced a recycling scheme for its packaging, from December consumers will be able to recycle the cans. In the past Pringles have been criticised due to the complex construction of the cans made it almost impossible to recycle.
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The 2 Sisters Food Group have announced plans to reduce the use of plastic in its operations. They have set a new plan to reduce plastic packaging by 2020 which include the phasing out of non-recyclable bottles and cups in all of their sites.
The UK packaging industry has been accused of exaggerating how much of its plastic gets recycled. In a recent report it has been stated that packaging firms only contribute a small amount of its substantial waste management bill. The government are still facing calls for a deposit return scheme but face opposition from packaging industry firms.
Lego has joined the How2Recycle program and have announced plans to start labelling its toy packaging for its US consumers this year. By the end of the year Lego hope to have the How2Recycle lable on more than 60% of its packaging, since 2012 they have committed to only use paper from forests that have been sustainably managed.
McDonald's has set itself a target for 100% of its packaging to come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources by 2025. The company, who are the world's largest restaurant company say they have a responsibility to use their influence to make changes to help the environment.
Coca-Cola recently have been put under pressure to help more with the reduction of plastic packaging in our oceans, the response has been positive with a platform called 'World Without Waste' which is the development of 100% recyclable packaging.
Recycling the waste at its source is one of the viable options being put forward to combatting UK's litter problem, Axion has launched a design for recycling service which aims to produce packaging that is easier to recycle but still being able to protect the products. The UK exported 70% of its plastic packaging waste mainly to the far east and with China issuing a ban other options are going to have to be considered.
Statistics have shown that the UK is on track to meet it's target for packaging recycling this year, aluminium and steel have already met 2/3 of its target and other recycling streams are not far behind. Although there is a worry about China's intention to crack down on the importing of some materials which could affect the recycling industry.
Understanding what recycling labels mean really matters. If this information becomes common knowledge, more people will recycle on a regular basis. Importantly, even for those who know these labels, being fully aware of them allows us to be considerate in the methods we use to recycle, and how often we properly dispose of our waste. This article briefly describes the different recycling and thoughtful disposal labels found on our goods and in our day-to-day activities and what they mean.