Packaging is a visible and crucial part of the environmental waste issue. Canadians produced 33.5 million tonnes of nonhazardous solid waste with 25.2 per cent diversion in 2012, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.
The consumer is bombarded with terms such as biodegradable, eco-friendly and “green” packaging. This, along with eco-labelling, causes consumer confusion. In some cases, claims about sustainable packaging mislead the consumer about the environmental benefits of the product.
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Originally published in Food in Canada.