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Video: Combatting plastic pollution with sustainable bio-based packaging

Posted on Nov 6, 2017 4:52:00 PM
Bio UN Video “It was this consensus among the people, the professionals, business and policy-makers that made it a success.”

If you are looking for a nice overview video on both the problems caused and some of the solutions that are emerging, this video from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations provides one. Featuring PaperFoam in the Netherlands, BillerudKorsnäs in Sweden and the office for the environment in Corsica, the FAO highlights the importance of substituting fossil-based with sustainable bio-based food packaging made of agriculture and wood residues. If these raw materials are sourced locally, it will also help improve farmers’ livelihoods and enhance rural development. Currently, the majority of food packaging solutions contain fossil-based plastics, which are produced and consumed in an unsustainable manner. Significant amount of plastic food packaging ends up as litter. Plastic litter results in high waste management costs, pollution of our land and marine environment.

Watch: Combatting plastic pollution with sustainable bio-based packaging.



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