Unilever, P&G and Kraft Heinz criticised for recycling label failures

Date Published: Friday 9th December 2016

Three of the world’s biggest consumer goods brands, Unilever, P&G and Kraft Heinz, have been criticised by recycling campaigners after failing to use a recycling label on all their products.

In sharp contrast to the big brands, the UK’s major supermarkets, all of which (bar Lidl) use the recycling label for their own-brand products. In total, over 75,000 product lines in the UK now carry the label.

According to Jane Bevis, chair of OPRL, a key reason brands are failing to include the information on their packaging is space. 

RECOUP believe that using OPRL is not the sole solution, it is a big positive step in the right direction. 98% of UK Local Authorities collect plastic bottles for recycling and 75% collect plastic pots, tubs and trays.

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