ARCHIVE: Packaging Strategy
"Making the Most of Packaging", the new strategy published by Defra, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Devolved Administrations sets a clear direction for packaging policy for the next ten years.
To make this happen, government will work with a range of delivery bodies and industry so that in 10 years’ time, packaging is designed to use as little material as will do the job, and with re-usability, recyclability or recovery in mind – as standard.
The Strategy also sets out plans to improve the recycling of packaging waste, particularly glass, plastics and aluminium, with a focus on the household waste stream and on quality. The intention is ensure that over time the UK achieves a recycling rate similar to the best EU performers.
- Making the Most of Packaging (Full strategy document) (PDF 3.2 MB)
- Making the Most of Packaging (Executive Summary) (PDF 440 KB)
- Horizon scanning report (PDF 540 KB)
Page last modified: 28 July 2009
Page published: 9 June 2009