harry asked in EnvironmentGreen Living · 1 month ago

Why is eco-friendly packaging essential for food products?

2 Answers

  • Fred
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Food packaging is overdone with huge amounts of packaging wasted after one use.  This is a huge burden on the environment and much of this is just dumped in landfill and will take centuries to break down and likely will pollute the land and ground water as it does.  Products need to be in recyclable packaging with a full effort to recycle them but the truth is many people are lazy and just put it in with their normal trash that goes into landfill.

  • 1 month ago

    Not essential, just desirable. The essential thing is to protect the food from contamination. I once worked in packaging R&D (not for food) and we spent a lot of time trying to reduce the weight of the packaging. It wasn't so much an environmental thing but saving a gram of plastic on each container saved money, provided that the new package was at least as protective as the old one.

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