Plastic Waste – Reusable Food Packaging Discussed

According to a December 16, 2020 Food Industry Executive article “… The food and beverage industry has a plastic problem … While one solution is to make it easier for consumers to recycle … reusable packaging could be a more promising solution … Even when plastic packaging is fully recyclable, consumers are more likely to throw it away. Only 14% of plastic packaging makes it into recycling collections … consumers have made it clear that they prefer sustainable packaging … Reusable packaging, however, has a few downsides … Materials must be more durable … thus they’re more expensive …[plus] high cost associated with reverse logistics — or the process of collecting, cleaning, and reusing the materials … “ - The web link to the article is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #FoodPackaging