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GMWDA supports the Co-op who are working to improve the recyclability of their food packaging. By simplifying plastic packaging and using fewer polymer types, it makes it easier to sort and separate plastic and also to find sustainable markets to recycle the plastic into new products.

Currently the Greater Manchester waste and recycling contract only accepts plastic bottles for recycling, but if more retailers follow the example of the Co-op by developing new packaging to improve recyclability,  it may become viable to collect more types of plastic int the future.

Further information:

Co-op Preventing packaging waste

Co-op Tipping Point report

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