The Dynamics of Recycling Food Packaging
Recycling is one of the pillars of reduce, reuse, and recycle and benefits the environment. Because reducing food waste has a more significant environmental impact than increasing recycling and using recycled packaging, efforts to address package recycling are often diminished. This perspective is a fallacy; both initiatives are important. Moreover, consumers are increasingly environmentally conscious and interested in recycling. Progress in recycling efforts has reduced the environmental impact of food packaging. Brands, recyclers, the packaging industry, and consumer education are fueling the circular economy to enable more recycling.
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