The UN have published a report which details that more than 50 nations are taking action to reduce plastic waste, however authors of the UN report warn that far more needs to be done to reduce the vast flow of plastic into rivers and oceans.
We've all seen the harrowing images of the utter devastation plastic waste is causing in the ocean. A major report worryingly highlighted that the amount of plastic in the ocean is set to triple in a decade unless litter is curbed.
Plastic statistics are even more concerning. It is estimated that 8.3bn tonnes of virgin plastic has been produced to date. As of 2015, approximately 6.3bn tonnes of plastic waste had been generated. Of this 9% was recycled, 12% incinerated and 79% was accumulated in landfills or the natural environment. If production and waste management trends continue, 12bn tonnes of plastic waste will be in landfill by 2020.
Get ready to embrace the changes the UK Plastic Pact is aiming for in 2025. We've outlined how you can make the switch to compostable food packaging.
Within the industry of eco-friendly packaging there is an abundance of complex information which can be confusing for business owners.
In regards to food packaging, we’d like to highlight some key differences that can often affect the real benefit to the environment that the product can have.