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Reusability by Design 2023
Kent Understanding Plastics 'Live Lab' - Aug 2022

Citizen Plastics Recycling Behaviours Insights Study - Feb 2022
Researching the Recyclability of Plastic Toys (Mar 2023)

RECOUP Recyclability by Design 2023

Bacon & Meat Packaging Case Study (Sep 2022)

Back to Basics Case Study (Aug 2022)

Material Substitution - Case Study (Jul 2022)

Recyclability by Design Reports

Recyclability by Design - Case Studies

Black Plastic Packaging Forum (Jan 2020)
Recycled Content Verification Systems Dec 2022

UK Household Plastic Packaging Collection Survey 2022

UK Plastic Packaging Sorting & Reprocessing Infrastructure Report 2022

Quality Standard Recycled Plastics – UK Bale Specification 2022

UK Household Plastics Collection Survey 2021 & Data Summary

UK Household Plastics Collection Survey - Case Studies 2020

UK Household Plastic Packaging Sorting & Reprocessing Infrastructure Report (Apr 2020)

Covid 19 Impact Report (Jul 2020)

Deposit Return Schemes (Jul 2018)
An overview of RECOUP and the work that the team does. Includes an overview of Membership and Project work.

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