Originally Published: February 3rd, 2015
CNBC article: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102381247#
A report just released by the Natural Resources Defense Council and As You Sow calls out best practices, issues, and opportunities for growth in sustainable packaging for the fast food, beverage, and consumer goods/grocery segments.
In particular, they surveyed 47 companies’ use of reusable, recycled, and recyclable materials, as well as access to recycling and other factors, and found significant room for improvement. One example is the burgeoning use of multi-laminate flexible pouches which, though an attractive and lightweight packaging option, are largely unrecyclable.
While this report focuses primarily on corporate responsibility, these issues are also relevant for individuals and local communities. Still, companies in this space have significant influence and the opportunity to drive the market for innovative change.
Nerac analysts have cross-discipline expertise in food, packaging and sustainable technologies. We’ve helped clients discover options and technologies to make their packaging technologies more environmentally-friendly. Our research lets our clients speed up their R&D efforts and remain competitive in addressing sustainable practices.
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