IGD, which gives industrial perception into the meals business, has printed a new report back to assist the meals and shopper items business force growth in opposition to the shared ambition of halving the environmental affect of the United Kingdom packaging machine through 2030.

The record – ‘Halving the environmental impact of the UK packaging system: How industry and key stakeholders can work together to drive positive change’ – makes a speciality of the large demanding situations dealing with the business and highlights alternatives to scale back affect and ship value financial savings.

To succeed in the 2030 ambition, trade as standard may not be sufficient; there’ll want to be a 20% relief within the quantity of packaging in the marketplace. The record identifies 3 key levers to modify: take away packaging; build up recycled content material; and decarbonise present provide chains. The ambition would require a shift in focal point from plastics to all packaging fabrics.

Susan Barratt, leader govt at IGD, says: “Creating sustainable packaging methods is a vital factor. Last yr, we introduced in combination stakeholders to shape a running staff to create our shared business ambition. Recent occasions have thrown the context of this paintings sharply into focal point, with exceptional demanding situations round commodity inflation and provide affecting companies and shoppers alike. This has resulted in an important reappraisal of packaging technique and sourcing selections.

“Our problem is to search out answers to long term packaging methods that may assist shoppers do their bit for the planet and likewise stay their prices down. For companies, the chance is to supply them with a framework for funding that minimises prices and permits expansion.

“Our stakeholders have been invaluable in challenging our industry to work together as one voice. It will now take industry leaders, technical and commercial teams to refocus their plans to ensure that collectively, we can meet this ambition.”

‘Halving the environmental impact of the UK packaging system’ is a loose record for business and is the following segment of IGD’s sustainable packaging paintings, following the release of ‘How To Help Consumers Adopt Reusable Packaging’ ultimate yr, which highlighted shopper equipment for adopting fill up and on-the-go packaging answers.

Join the business to force growth in opposition to the 2030 ambition to halve the environmental affect of the United Kingdom packaging machine and spouse with IGD on tasks to check answers. For additional info, get involved at moc.dginull@ytilibaniatsus.