Change the law to make recycling easy

Change the law to make recycling easy

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OPRL started this petition to Rt Hon George Eustice MP (Environment Secretary) and

Packaging is an essential part of reducing waste and preventing climate change. But it has its own impacts. For example, every year in the UK we use 5 million tonnes of paper and card packaging – that’s the equivalent of a forest 5 times the size of Birmingham!

Recycling helps preserve the environment – that’s why 3 in 4 of us do it every day.

Please sign and share this petition! Together we can all #MakeItEasy to recycle and help the environment

Sometimes understanding what can and can’t be recycled can be tricky. Although, the Government plans to introduce mandatory recycling labelling on all packaging in the Environment Bill, they want anyone to be able to decide for themselves what the label looks like. That will inevitably lead to confusion, reducing the amount of everyday packaging that gets recycled.

Research shows most recycling labels are poorly understood and many aren’t well recognised. Clear and consistent recycling labelling makes it easy for us to do the right thing. And it’s positive for the environment.

A single label for every brand and retailer makes sense, and one existing label already stands out. Like a traffic sign, it directs you to take the right action. Like a clothing label, it helps you make the right choice. We think all packaging should bear the same clear and consistent recycling labels. If you agree:

Join our #MakeItEasy campaign to ask the Government to legislate for a single label for recycling

Please sign and share this petition! Together we can all #MakeItEasy to recycle and help the environment… one pack at a time.

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