Meeting the plastics challenge with Carbon Smart
Single use plastics make the news on a regular basis and there is growing pressure on businesses to reduce and manage their packaging, but where should you start?
Improving the sustainability of your packaging
Blue Planet struck a chord with the public. The result: plastics have made their way to the top of the agenda for most businesses, most likely yours included, regardless of sector. The spotlight is now on you; customers, staff, the public and NGOs are all asking the question:“what are you doing about it?”
You may look to the government, but you will not get an answer just yet. The government has acknowledged the challenge and has pledged to stop all avoidable plastics by 2042 but are still developing their plans.
UK government pledges to stop all avoidable plastics by 2042
The world is responding to the plastics challenge, which requires organisations to be clear about their approach
Resources and Waste Strategy: a shift in responsibility
In December 2018, the UK government released its Resources and Waste Strategy paper for England, their ‘blueprint for eliminating avoidable plastic waste’.
How will the new regulations impact businesses?
Compostable, biodegradable or bio-based plastics
How we can help you
Despite the clear and public concern, businesses must now develop their own approach to meeting the plastics challenge. By starting now, you have the chance to get ahead of the legislative curve and address one of the greatest sustainability challenges of our time.
Social risk and packaging White Paper
There is no one solution that fits all; the nature of your business, the recycling facilities available to you and to your customers, the appetite and the budget are all factors in determining which solution is right for you. Got a question? Talk to our plastics experts:
We need to talk about plastics
We produce 300m tonnes of plastic a year and only 20% of it gets recycled. 8m tonnes enters the oceans each year, and currently, over 5 trillion (yes, trillion) pieces of plastic are floating on the surface of our seas and oceans.
So what can UK businesses do?
Sector focused: food and beverage industry
‘Aim high or don’t bother’: A leading bank tackles climate change
Phase-out any single-use plastics by 2020 and replace with reusable or compostable materials.
It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.
By focusing on the material issues that banks are facing around sustainability, and by setting clear targets, this bank is continuing to champion excellent waste management and stay ahead of its peers.
Supply Chain Team