Rethinking Plastic Packaging

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The world is awash by single-use products designed and manufactured to be thrown away without a second thought. As per the latest statistics, around eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans every year, killing and harming marine life. It is clear that a high priority action is needed on multiple fronts. Among that one key area of direct concern is the plastic packaging used globally. To reverse this trend, people should demand reusable, recyclable products and make strides to reduce plastic consumption in their daily lives. Promising plans start with cutting down and simplifying a firm’s plastic footprint ahead of anything else.

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To help tailor an end market for this plastic material, packaging industry should be committed to increasing the recycled plastic content in their packaging to at least 25%. That is, the packaging industry has to move away from single-use plastic packaging — Plastic made to be used only once. An increasing number of brands, retailers, and packaging companies are using reusable, recyclable and compostable plastic material, establishing themselves as proven examples of it being commercially viable for plastics re-processors to recycle the material. Read More…

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