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A Roadmap to 2025 - The UK Plastics Pact

8th December 2020

The UK Plastics Pact is transforming the way that the UK makes, uses and disposes of plastic. The roadmap provides a framework for all businesses, including members to deliver the ambitious targets. This roadmap was updated in December 2020 to reflect progress of the Pact since April 2018 and to reflect new milestones on the path to 2025. 

Key Points
The Roadmap outlines key activities that could be taken by all parts of the supply chain to deliver the four targets.
Key outcomes by the end of 2021, the end of 2023 and end 2025

Where are we now? 

Our 2019-20 Annual Report highlights the progress made by members against the targets. With two years of member data collected we can now see where we are on our journey to 2025 and where the significant challenges lie. Read 2019-20 Annual Report here

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A Roadmap to 2025 

What is The UK Plastics Pact Roadmap and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the UK? Helen Bird, UK Plastics Pact Specialist at WRAP explains. 


The UK Plastics Pact is the world’s first programme to tackle the issue of plastic waste through collaboration across the entire supply chain. 

It aims to inspire members and supporters to act, and to galvanise wider action by governments, funders, investors, NGOs and businesses who are not members of The UK Plastics Pact. 

The UK Plastics Pact targets: 

  1. Eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use packaging through redesign, innovation or alternative (reuse) delivery model.
  2. 100% of plastics packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable.
  3. 70% of plastics packaging effectively recycled or composted.
  4. 30% average recycled content across all plastic packaging.