We hear that end-users complain if packaging isn’t eco-friendly but then also if they have to pay extra to receive an eco-friendly equivalent. So, what’s the right course of action to take?
The use of renewable energy is a big area for industries everywhere, with less wasteful ways to produce consumer materials becoming increasingly paramount
We’ve said before that the term “biodegradable” is actually an attractive way of saying “send to landfill” and the latest news from the Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) backs this up – they are calling for the term “biodegradable” to be wiped from packaging descriptions to stop confusion over how items can be disposed of
We have many environmental issues to face up to as we move into 2019; plastic in our oceans, raising further awareness of correct recycling practices for recyclable materials, reducing the amount of waste we as a nation put into landfill, and now also the fact that gel polymer is looking set to become the new “fat cake” in our sewers.
Our awareness as a nation needs to grow when it comes to our “throwaway” culture and grabbing drinks in plastic bottles to have on the go. Biodegradable bottles will go some way to addressing the issue, but do the real problems lie in the way we are marketed to?