European assessment of compostable packaging

A report, produced by Ricardo Energy, quizzed experts across the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain on the potential for compostable packaging to increase the amount of food waste captured for recycling and limit plastic contamination in organic waste streams.

Some 72 percent of respondents stated compostable packaging would help increase the amount of food waste captured and would decrease plastic contamination. All respondents agreed that conventional plastic packaging poses a challenge to organic waste streams.

The report also found 82 percent of respondents believe compostable materials would help to reduce plastic contamination across organic waste streams.

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