New recycling regime should exclude laminated board says CFA

CFA has endorsed a letter signed by various interested organisations on the current inclusion of laminated packaging in Defra’s Simpler Packaging Proposals (launched in October 2023 to simplify the ways people can recycle their waste at home).

Packaging used by CFA Members for the hundreds of millions of sandwiches etc consists of laminated board. This packaging is currently declared as recyclable. Dr Rachel Hackett, Chair of CFA’s Sustainable Development Working Group commented: “The laminated board components can be easily separated by the consumer for recycling purposes. The proposed changes to legislation in this area will negatively affect the position on recyclability. CFA therefore strongly supports the exclusion of such packaging from the scope of the Simpler Recycling regime.


April 2024