Businesses and organisations have signed up to a 'world first' initiative to keep plastic in the economy and out of the ocean.
Launched by Wrap, it brings businesses from across the entire plastics value chain together to tackle plastic waste. Companies include Unilever, Arla, Nestle, Lidl and Tesco.
The targets include the elimination of unnecessary single use plastic packagin through redesign, innovation or alternative delivery models and making sure 100% of plastic packaging is reusable, recycable or compostable.
Wrap says it expects the initiative will be replicated in other countries as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundations New Plastics Economy to form a powerful global movement for change.
September saw the launch of the Waste2Zero Awards. This is a hugely exciting initiative and the first of its kind in the industry. A much needed initiative to tackle what remains one of the biggest challenges facing the sector. For all our members out there who are passionate about waste make sure you get your submissions in before the deadline of 12th October.
Key points you need to know:
- Waste2Zero has a very tight window for entries – deadline 12th of October
- The entry process is free, simple and designed with minimal impact on your time in mind
- The Awards Party – 6th December at the uber glamorous Ham Yard Hotel in Soho
- Best Recycling Project Award (Public Sector)
- Best Recycling Project Award (Private Sector)
- Best Waste Management Project Award (Non-Food)
- Best Waste Management Project Award (Food)
- Best Waste Prevention Project Award (Food)
- Best Waste Prevention Project Award (Non-Food)
- Best Waste Project Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Award
- Best Practice in Logistics
- Food Redistribution Award
- Best Closed Loop Project Award
- Best Product, Technology & Innovation Award
- Best Recycled or Up-cycled Product of the Year Award
- Best Resource Management Business of the Year Award
- Special Achievement Award