Plastic packaging: benefits and challenges
A few grams of plastics contribute to:
saving food by increasing shelf-life;
the safe and efficient transportation of product from manufacturer to consumer;
product promotion and information;
preventing tampering;convenience in use by adapting to today’s consumer habits.
Unfortunately plastic has become a highly visible component of consumer waste (in volume not weight).
Various options exist to improve plastic packaging sustainability
Use packaging waste as a resource: Recover
Continue optimizing packaging throughout its product life cycle : Reduce
Continue optimizing packaging throughout its product life cycle : Recycle
Move from fossil carbon to green carbon