UA-106848354-1 UK Industry Collaborative Initiatives | marine-litter-facts

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) launched a Marine Litter Platform to foster collaboration between the government, brands, retailers, academics, NGOs, manufacturers and recyclers to deliver the best solutions to this global problem.

The plastics industry and over 30 companies and organisations including Co-op, Danone Water, Marks and Spencer and Waitrose have agreed to take collaborative action and pledged to reduce waste and litter entering our oceans. 

 

Events took place on the following dates:

 

The UK Plastics Pact is a trailblazing, collaborative initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics. It brings together businesses from across the entire plastics value chain with UK governments and NGOs to tackle the scourge of plastic waste.

The BPF have signed up to Wraps UK plastic Pact, which is part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy and is being run by WRAP. It has been signed by 42 businesses including brands, manufacturers and retailers as well as 15 organisations. The Pact members are responsible for over 80% of the plastic packaging on products sold through UK supermarkets. 

Learn more about members who have signed up

The UK Plastics Pact is a trailblazing, collaborative initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics. It brings together businesses from across the entire plastics value chain with UK governments and NGOs to tackle the scourge of plastic waste.

The BPF have signed up to Wraps UK plastic Pact, which is part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy and is being run by WRAP. It has been signed by 42 businesses including brands, manufacturers and retailers as well as 15 organisations. The Pact members are responsible for over 80% of the plastic packaging on products sold through UK supermarkets. 

Learn more about members who have signed up

UK launches new research and innovation hub to tackle scourge of plastic in our seas and oceans. The UK, working with other Commonwealth countries, will launch a research and innovation hub for experts to develop solutions to stop plastic waste from entering our oceans and find environmentally-friendly alternatives to plastic.

The UK will play a leading role in designing and running the Framework, encouraging the world to move towards clean growth through the government’s modern Industrial Strategy. An international steering board will oversee the work.

UK Government have already committed £25 million to the fund. The British Plastics Federation, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), RPC Group Plc and Mott MacDonald are among those who have given their support, including access to their facilities, networks and expertise.

To Learn more on this global platform click here

The Ultimate Group held the ‘Big End of Summer Beach Clean’ on Cleethorpes Beach this weekend, which saw over 100 people coming together to clean up all the litter left behind by summer tourists.

The event was a collaboration between the Grimsby Institute and The Ultimate Group, a flexible packaging printer located on the Europarc in Grimsby. The beach clean brought everyone together to create awareness around the harmful implications of littering. Students from the Grimsby College drew anti-littering chalk messages, creating vibrant pictures of sealife with bold messaging saying ‘SAVE THE SEAGULLS’.

During the day students from all different academic areas got involved from art to music, photography and film. All of the litter that has been found will be counted and anything that can be used to create art will be given to the Grimsby Institute.

For more information please click here

 

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