Environment

Waste/Energy Impacts | Reusables | Recycling | Stored Energy

As concerns mount over the health of our planet, we all want to minimize our impact on the environment. So how can plastic foodservice products help us reduce our footprint on the Earth?

First of all, let’s face it: all packaging leaves an environmental footprint, regardless what it’s made of. It takes raw materials and energy to make, deliver, use and recycle/dispose of everything. Reusable foodservice products are no different—they impact the environment, as well. So it’s important to measure all impacts throughout the entire life of the products.  This big picture can get complicated...

The links above highlight some interesting (and probably little known) environmental attributes of plastic foodservice products: how plastic foodservice products can help reduce certain types of waste...cut down on energy use...and fit into innovative recycling programs. And then how we can release the energy captured in these products.





 

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