Driving the UK towards world-class recycling

Patrick Heskins, chief executive of the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association, provides an insight into the journey to world-class aerosol recycling

At the turn of the year, a series of UK Government consultations explored how packaging regulatory reform could help to reduce the environmental impact caused by the way we use and dispose of packaging – especially plastics. Following six sector workshops, a summit convened on 16 April to share the findings with stakeholders across the UK and agree on a set of recommendations to be sent to the Secretary of State.

Patrick Heskins, chief executive at the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA), provides an insight into the recommendations and explains why joined-up implementation, citizen buy-in, and collection ‘consistency’ are essential in driving the UK towards world-class recycling outcomes.


If the UK is to realise its ambition of being a world leader in the sustainable use of resources, everyday packaging formats from aerosol cans to retortable cartons will have a significant role to play in...

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