This figure has kept increasing despite packaging becoming lighter.
The problem is not the weight or the material, but the use we give it.
We can no longer only rely on recycling for our way out of the single-use packaging waste crisis.
We need to move upstream in the value chain and complement current recycling efforts with prevention, reuse and refill to turn the idea of a circular economy for packaging into reality.
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Beyond reducing packaging waste, reuse systems drive down greenhouse gas emissions, cut material consumption and lead to water and energy savings
Reuse systems provide market opportunities by decoupling economic growth from resource use while reducing public waste management costs
Growth of these systems leads to net job creation
If you want to know more about the impact of viable and scalable reuse systems, then check our reports 👇
It is not a single company with pure
economic interest who says all this,
but many independent, scientific publications from which we have compiled the most
relevant in a two-part report:
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