Report shows overly rash substitution of plastic packaging

27 Jan 2020 − 

A report published by the think tank Green Alliance at the beginning of January is causing quite a stir.

The report highlights that the industry and retailers in the British food sector are under tremendous pressure to come up with solutions in the plastics debate. 

However, it is also clear that it often is not enough to simply substitute single-use plastics with other single-use materials which in turn may have a different detrimental impact on the environment.The authors list some examples of substituted plastic packaging which they say are not necessarily sustainable.

Representatives from the paper and glass industry feel obliged to comment on these statements.

This is an excerpt from a comprehensive article published in EUWID Packaging Markets 2/2020.
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