Pret A Manger have planned eliminate all single-use plastic by 2025 in a new initiative to be more environmentally friendly. The company published the news in a tweet last week with an accompanying graphic.
The graphic outlines the three main areas that Pret are targeting to reduce plastic use. They are aiming to have 100 per cent of their packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable, eliminate all unnecessary single-use plastic and help customers recycle effectively in their shops.
Amid the UK government’s 25 year environmental plan, the reduction of single-use plastic has taken the limelight, with so many consumers dependant on it. Single-use plastic is a daily occurrence for the majority of people in the UK, and around the world. From packaging, to bottles and straws, single-use plastic is everywhere.
With truckloads of plastic being dumped in the oceans by the minute, the UK is taking steps to prevent the situation becoming worse. However, to improve the situation vastly, more accessible recycling schemes and facilities need to be made available.