Many operators have jumped on the plastics recycling bandwagon, but some are criticising these knee-jerk reactions, pointing out that reusing isn't as easy as it first appears. Angela Frewin separates fact from fiction
The hot topic of last year was the consumer-led backlash against the packaging and disposables that account for 70% of the UK's plastic waste.
"‘Single-use' was declared the ‘word of the year' by Collins dictionary in 2018, as sustainability and the need to tackle the ever-growing war on waste were firmly fixed in consumers' minds," says Chris Beckley, managing director at wholesaler KFF.
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