The Value Of Compostable Packaging
In 2016, the SPC team conducted five waste characterizations: one at a farmers market, one at a evening concert, one at a national grocery store, one at a quick-service restaurant, and one at a full-day festival. Using the data collected from the waste characterizations, the team was able to analyze the quantities of both food and compostable packaging in front-of-house and back-of-house settings at each venue.
By understanding the amount of food waste that compostable packaging can bring to a compostable bin in different settings, compost manufacturers and venues can make informed decisions that ultimately divert waste and reduce emissions.
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Value of Compostable Packaging Report explores how compostable packaging may enable increased food scrap diversion, building feedstock for compost manufacturers.
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