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The supplier of plastic-based multi-packaging systems has committed to achieving four ambitious goals, including ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.
The fixation on eliminating plastics distracts from less visible and often more damaging environmental impacts associated with energy use, manufacturing, and resource extraction, according to one researcher.
A study of the cradle-to-grave environmental impact of different types of shopping bags in Singapore finds that single-use plastic bags made from high-density polyethylene have a lower environmental footprint than single-use paper and multi-use...