In London, plastic makes up approximately 9% of the household waste stream with plastic packaging accounting for nearly 70% of this. The majority of plastic packaging is single-use, and a range of actions has been taken by public, private and third sector agents to reduce the use of single-use plastic items frequently found in the municipal waste stream.
This report presents the results of research to review these actions. It also provides details about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these actions and identifies good practice from other cities and places around the world. Outlined in the report are a series of ‘action opportunities’ which can help to support and strengthen existing activity and accelerate efforts to reduce consumption of single-use plastic in London.
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