White Paper: Single use plastic: the last straw

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Sustainability is more than a buzzword nowadays. Once a box-ticking exercise, it has caught the imagination of many with CSR targets, no more so than the campaign to reduce and ultimately eradicate single-use plastics. Our new white paper explores whether the travel industry is doing enough to limit the use of single-use plastic...

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Pressure is mounting on businesses to do what they can to help save the planet. The UK government, for example, announced a world-leading new tax on produced or imported plastic packaging in the October 2018 Budget that applies to all plastic packaging that doesn’t include at least 30% recycled content.

Although industry observers believe the new  legislation doesn’t go far enough - plus the UK government’ pledge of eliminating all avoidable waste by 2042 is a long way off - it will hopefully encourage businesses to ensure that far more packaging can be recycled and to use more recycled plastic in their packaging.

FCM Travel Solutions has looked into the business travel industry and how much our suppliers are doing to reduce the amount of single-use plastic - you might be surprised by our findings.

 

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