Rethink packaging design: use less, use longer and use again – AustraliaPosted on May 25, 2021 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
As natural resources are rapidly diminishing, pollution and GHG emissions worsen, oceans and waterways are filling up with packaging waste and integral ecosystems are becoming irreparably damaged, the world has been put on notice that the time for talk is over.
The time has come to rethink the way packaging is designed. This is an exciting time to take bold moves and rethink every aspect of how packaging is designed, used and ultimately provide long-lasting environmental value.
The change is being driven by consumers who want to see circular packaging that has designed out waste, is reusable, incorporates recycled content, is truly recyclable and all unnecessary packaging and problematic materials are eliminated.
This is where industry needs to be involved in the cost of eliminating waste plastic. It goes far beyond making products “recyclable”. They have to be involved in getting the waste back to reprocessing plants and the actual reprocessing.