Solutions to the plastic packaging conundrum vary: Page 2 of 5

By Lisa McTigue Pierce in Sustainable Packaging on November 19, 2019

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4. Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Senior manager Trina Matta with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition reminds us that “creating sustainable packaging involves considering questions of sourcing, efficiency, recovery, health and safety.”

With this in mind, Matta says, “…turning away from plastic whole hog isn’t necessarily the best way forward for everyone…”

She concludes, “As sustainable packaging leaders, we have an obligation to help the public understand that there is more to sustainability than shifting away from plastics entirely. Finding packaging that is recyclable is not the silver bullet; finding packaging that is resource efficient is not the silver bullet; eliminating all plastics is not the silver bullet.”

I agree!

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