A new design tool for plastic packaging has been created to help retailers and brands at the early stages of design.
The British Plastics Federation say it will help 'assess whether the packaging can be easily recycled, and adjust the product’s features to ensure it can'.
Director General Philip Law said: "The design of packaging often involves collaboration between designers, manufacturers, and brands.
"PackScore has been created to sit at the earliest stage in this often lengthy process, particularly for individuals without extensive technical knowledge, or for where exact material specification is not known.
"Other eco-design tools typically require more technical detail than is often to hand at an early stage, and PackScore has been developed as a simplified tool to fill this gap in the market."
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