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17/03/2019

Packaging Accounts for More than a Quarter of Plastic Worldwide – Innovation Drives Industry Efforts to Reduce Waste

Human Wrongs Watch

15 March 2019 (UN Environment)*  — Plastic, as a material, has revolutionized the way we package food, distribute it and safely consume it. It is estimated that packaging accounts for more than a quarter of plastic worldwide, increasing the shelf life of many products and making food shopping more convenient for billions.

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Photo by Lawrence Hislop/GRID Arendal | Photo from UN Environment.

However, the world is waking up to the long-lasting impact that inappropriate management of plastic packaging is having on our environment, especially in our oceans.

Ways to address the plastic problem are now being discussed at the Fourth UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi.

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