A new way of thinking about food waste –Posted on April 27, 2021 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
“Then the 1950s roll around. Disposability brought around unparalleled convenience and affordability, which elevated people out of poverty, allowed folks to not be in the kitchen for two hours at a time. It offered huge and profound benefits for society.”
But, according to Szaky, a strange thing happened – the packaging the product comes in became the property of the consumer.
Take Häagan Daz ice cream for example. Instead of buying a tub of ice-cream in the usual cardboard/wax packaging, it will be available in a stainless-steel container. Once the ice-cream is finished, it’s ready to be picked up, returned to the Loop station, washed, and then returned to the brand for reuse.
In order to take the business to the next step, Loop has partnered in Australia with Woolworths, who is providing the online platform for the service.
This could have large impact on the reduction of plastic waste. But will the consumers make the extra effort to support it?