Petition Introduce mandatory minimum standards for inclusive product packaging

We want Government to work with Industry, Academia and the Design Sector to enforce minimum inclusive standards for product packaging, similar to Part M of the Building Regulations that govern the accessibility of buildings, to ensure packaging is consistent with the Equality Act.

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Attempts to reduce costs and increase shelf-life/durability can make consumer packaging difficult or practically impossible to safely open for those without full ability, undermining protections in the Equality Act and the British Standard on Inclusive Design. Decades of campaigning has failed to elicit significant change in the design and manufacture of consumer packaging. By enforcing minimum standards, Government can support accessibility, sustainability and consumer choice.

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