08 Feb '15, 2am

Less than 14% of #plastic packaging -- the fastest-growing form of packaging -- is recycled.

Businesses that place substantial amounts of packaging on the U.S. market should take a strong measure of responsibility for collecting and recycling postconsumer packaging. To date, these companies haven't shown a genuine interest in boosting recycling; instead they have used their public policy departments to fight any notion that they should take financial responsibility for recycling materials in the United States -- even though they do so in many other countries. The QSR, beverage, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) sectors need to increase engagement on the recycling of postconsumer packaging. They must become actively involved in developing a consensus on new, state-level producer responsibility mandates or equivalent policies that will spread a measure of responsibility fairly among brands placing materials on the market; this will result in significant increases in...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/business/consumer-goods-packaging.asp

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