Today, sustainability is more important than ever. In fact, a recent survey showed that 61 per cent of consumers have actively reduced their use of single-use plastics. In turn, this has the ability to drive trends. So how can the packaging industry respond to this?
In 2020, the UK placed 4.9 million metric tonnes of plastic on the market. Out of this, 3.7 million metric tonnes became waste. In order to reduce plastic pollution, companies across the nation can incorporate circular economy solutions into their business plans.
The circular economy is a sustainable model of reusing, repairing, and recycling materials as many times as possible. In comparison to a linear system, circularity allows wasted materials to have a new life or to be recycled back into new products. As a result, waste is captured and the need for raw materials is alleviated.
Here, we will explore some of the UK