UK Plastics Pact: Considerations for Compostable Packaging

February 26, 2020

This document will help businesses make informed decisions regarding the use of compostable plastic packaging. It provides clarification on what compostable plastic packaging is, discusses current waste management practices, identifies key applications and opportunities within existing infrastructure, and emphasizes the importance of effective communication with citizens regarding proper disposal.

It is important to note that this document represents a snapshot and pertains specifically to the products and infrastructure available to packaging designers and specifiers in the UK at present. While the document emphasizes the need for accurate labeling, design considerations, effective communication, and appropriate treatment of compostable materials, it does not suggest uses that are currently unfeasible in the UK unless there are corresponding changes in labeling, design practices, and recycling infrastructure.

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Title: The UK Plastics Pact/ WRAP/ Considerations for compostable plastic packaging
Published: 06 February 2020

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