Currently local authorities in the UK do not accept flexible /soft plastic packaging in kerbside household collections, but that will be changing as some authorities begin trials. In the meantime, flexible / soft plastic packaging can be recycled at collection points at many larger supermarkets. Following successful trials several retailers have begun rolling out collection-points. You can find out more information directly from them:
To find collection points near you visit:
Tilda is voluntarily supporting the Flexible Plastic Fund which is a partnership between retailers and other brand owners to fund recycling of flexible plastic in the UK.
We are also introducing ‘recycle-ready’ packaging.
Not only will these ‘recycle ready’ (PP 5) pouches be recycled at collection points in large supermarkets they will be ready for when household collections of flexible plastic film by local authorities begin in the UK.
At present, we are in a period of transition from recycling at larger supermarkets before kerbside collections of flexible plastic begins. Tilda is committed to 100% of its packaging being readily recyclable and carrying this OPRL label.
Tilda is an Associate Member of the UK Plastics Pact. By 2025, The UK Plastics Pact will transform the UK plastic packaging sector and help stop plastics polluting the environment, by delivering:
- Actions to eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use packaging items through redesign, innovation or alternative (reuse) delivery models.
- 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, packaging recyclable or compostable.
- 70% of plastic packaging effectively recycled or composted.
- 30% average recycled content across all plastic packaging.
As a signatory to the pact, Tilda is now working to:
- Eliminate unnecessary and problematic packaging and plastic products.
- Ensuring all plastic packaging is practically recyclable.
- Using recycled plastic in your packaging and products where possible.