Plastic food and drink packaging Contents

Glossary of acronyms

25YEP - 25 Year Environment Plan

AD - Anaerobic Digestion

BBIA - Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association

BPF - British Plastics Federation

CH4 - methane

CO2 - carbon dioxide

Defra - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DRS - Deposit Return Scheme

EIA - Environmental Investigation Agency

EPR - extended producer responsibility

ESA - Environmental Services Association

FDF - Food and Drink Federation

FoI - Freedom of Information

HDPE - high density polyethylene

IVC - In-Vessel Composting

LARAC - Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee

LCA - Life Cycle Assessment

LDPE - low density polyethylene

LGA - Local Government Association

OPRL - On-Pack Recycling Label

PERN - Packaging Export Recovery Note

PET - polyethylene terephthalate

PP - polypropylene

PRN - Packaging Recovery Note

PS - polystyrene

PVC - polyvinyl chloride

RIC - Resin Identification Code

r-PET - recycled polyethylene terephthalate

SME - small and medium enterprise(s)

WRAP - Waste and Resources Action Programme

UKRI - UK Research and Innovation

UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

WCL - Wildlife and Countryside Link

Published: 12 September 2019