The Great UK Soft Plastics Scandal

Plastic pollution resulting from rampant overproduction of plastics and their lifecycles is irreversible, directly undermines our health, drives biodiversity loss, exacerbates climate change, and risks generating large-scale harmful environmental changes.

The UK is the second largest producer of plastic waste per capita in the world, creating 99kg per person in 2016. At the same time, it is failing to address the use of one of the key components of our plastic problem – soft plastics. The majority of which are not recycled.