HLP Klearfold Creates New Guide to Symbol Recycling
Before World Environment Day this Saturday (June 5) HLP Klearfold, the world’s largest producer of innovative and environmentally friendly printed plastic / acetate packaging, has created a useful downloadable guide to recycling symbols found on plastic packaging in the UK.
It comes after the recent research through the company revealed that consumers across the UK want more plastic packaging advice and education.
HLP Klearfold commissioned a report that used comparative linguistic analysis (CLA) to help unravel the language, phraseology, topics and sentiment of millions of words from public conversations and online content.
The data found that people were 7.4 times more likely to refer to the term “advice” when commenting on plastic packaging in 2020 than in 2019 and 1.9 times more likely to refer to the term “know.” ”(For example“ I don’t know ”) in the comment on plastic packaging during the same period.
The analysis also found that people were unsure of regulations on how things should be recycled (eg local councils). With statements including “the advice of the board is unclear” and “my current scarecrow is the recycling advice on a lot of currently non-recyclable plastic packaging”.
This new guide was designed so that consumers can easily identify the symbols, find out what they mean and find out whether products can be recycled or not.