The proper use of packaging protects food and other products, but improper disposal may cause environmental damages. See the numbers for manufacturing and recycling of your materials

Proper use of packaging has changed industry, commerce and life. Thanks to it, we can transport almost any type of product, from anywhere in the world directly to your home – especially food. On the other hand, incorrect use and disposal of these packages may cause severe damage to the environment.

Nonetheless, according to the Ethical living report Plastic – lose it or re-use it?, published in March 2018 based on Euromonitor data, proper packaging protects 10 times more resources, like raw materials, water and energy, than it uses. Learn a bit more about the world of packaging.

Learn more:
The advantages of edible packaging
How many packages has your food been before getting to your table?
Packaging beyond lifespan: post consumption solutions

Content published in November 29, 2018

See also

Get to know the environmental impact of products you use
Economic impact of the creative industry