This new report revisits the packaging debate and tracks the progress the industry has made towards closer collaboration between stakeholders that goes beyond the term sustainable packaging.
The UK packaging industry, leading retailers, manufacturers and consumer groups interviewed for this report (including Diageo, Proctor & Gamble, Nestle, Marks & Spencer and INCPEN), unanimously agreed that the much used sustainable packaging term should be phased out and the focus should be on ensuring packaging delivers maximum sustainability throughout the entire supply chain and is recoverable after use.
The conclusions show how fast-paced the industry is in developing new technologies and the use of exciting materials, but the need to stop using the term sustainable packaging. The industry is working towards efficient products, packaging, transport and end of life solutions. The drive is to make the entire supply chain more efficient.