Considerations for packaging classification

Considerations for packaging classification

Globally, packaging waste has increasingly become an environmental problem. The problem is the large volume, the high resource intensity in production, the low recycling and recovery rates and the extent of litter caused by packaging.

But packaging is, of course, not meant to be a ‘waste’. In the first place, it has important functions and is very useful e.g. for product transport, storage and for consumer information. Primarily, packaging is made up of valuable resources and does not have to reach its end-of life after a single use.

Published:
Type of publication
White paper
Authors:
Mirja Michalscheck
Clara Löw
Andreas Manhart
Siddharth Prakash
Themes:
Preventing Single used Plastic