Local Authorities

Consumers are now coming into daily contact with plastic aluminium laminates and are increasingly confused and concerned about what they can do with them. Local authorities have an important role to play in ensuring that as much packaging as possible is recycled rather than sent to landfill.

Total global demand for flexible packaging is set to increase by 20% by 2020.

Until a recycling solution is widely available, the vast majority of that material will be sent to landfill. At the same time, local authorities are coming under pressure to increase the amount and range of materials that they recycle.

Enval is conducting Defra-backed research into the best methods of collecting plastic aluminium laminate packaging in conjunction with Suez Environnement, Nestlé, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Anthesis LRS. The trials will explore how communication approaches, consumer behaviour and brands can influence collection models across different demographics and locations.

Read more about the trials

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Benefits for you

Respond to public pressure to find solutions to non-recyclable waste

Increase the amount and range of materials recycled in your area

Learn from collection trials already underway

  • “Bracknell Forest Council is always looking for ways to enable our residents to recycle more materials and so were delighted to take part in a trial collecting flexible laminate packaging in conjunction with Enval.”

    Janet Dowlman, Head of Environmental Services, Bracknell Forest Council

Quick fact

Our increasing use of packaging materials is being matched by ambitious recycling targets. By 2020 we can expect…
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50%

of waste materials (by weight)
to be recycled

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20%

growth in the global market
for flexible packaging

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Increase recycling rates in your authority

We can work with you to share best practice from our collection trials, or help you run trials in your area.

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