Considerations for packaging classification



Globally, packaging waste has increasingly become an environmental problem. The problem is the large volume, the high resource intensity in production, the low recycling and recovery rates and the extent of litter caused by packaging.

But packaging is, of course, not meant to be a ‘waste’. In the first place, it has important functions and is very useful e.g. for product transport, storage and for consumer information. Primarily, packaging is made up of valuable resources and does not have to reach its end-of life after a single use.

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