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UK minister endorses plastics recycling plan

United Kingdom – The UK’s resource management minister Rory Stewart has given his personal support to the Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (PIRAP), launched at the recent Plastics Recycling Exhibition in Telford by Plastics 2020 (namely PlasticsEurope, the Packaging and Films Association and the British Plastics Federation) and the UK’s Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

‘I am delighted to endorse the Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan,’ the minister said. ‘We are recycling more than ever before and have doubled the recycling of plastic packaging over the last 12 years. This reflects a lot of hard work by industry across the supply chain but there is still more to be done. That’s why it is so encouraging to see industry working together to develop this plan which will help us to protect the environment and grow the economy.’

PIRAP provides a co-operative strategy for the plastic packaging supply chain to take action and contribute towards achieving the UK government’s target for obligated users by developing a resilient and sustainable plastics recycling sector in the UK.

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