Companies sign up to pledge to cut down on plastic pollution

It has recently been announced by the BBC that more than 40 companies have signed up to a pact to reduce plastic pollution over the next seven years.

The companies, which include Coca-Cola and Asda, have promised to honour a number of pledges such as eliminating single-use packaging through better design. They have joined the government, trade associations and campaigners to form the UK Plastics Pact.

The companies are responsible for more than 80% of plastic packaging on products sold through UK supermarkets.

Led by the sustainability campaign group WRAP, the pact is described as a “once-in-a lifetime opportunity” to rethink plastic both to make use of its value and to stop it damaging the environment.

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