pet plastics and sustainability

Sustainability & plastics

Whilst the media is dominated by headlines surrounding plastic packaging waste we must be careful not to demonise all plastic packaging.  Across the supply chain, businesses need to respond with actions that do not shift the environmental and recycling problem from one type of packaging material, to other less reusable or less recyclable alternatives.

There is no doubt unrecyclable single-use plastics are a bad thing.  Everyone has a responsibility to actively seek out alternatives to these.

 

Why use Plastics?

  • Without doubt, plastics extend the shelf life of food products, and reduce food waste
  • Plastics offer the consumer convenience and support modern-day, busy lifestyles
  • Almost all Rigid Plastics containing food items on the supermarket shelves contain PCW* recyclate content and are reusable or recyclable (* post consumer waste)

 

 

Kar Lee
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